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review A Small Free Kiss in the Dark × eBook or Kindle ePUB Two young boys an old tramp a beautiful teenage dancer and the girl's baby ragtag survivors of a sudden war form a fragile family hiding out in the ruins of an amusement park As they scavenge for good diapers and b. Wonderful Millard does a fantastic job of capturing Skip s voice an observant artistic twelve year old who s survived abuse and abandonment It s an interesting choice to leave the nature of the war entirely vague but it also makes a certain sense Skip is twelve and doesn t really care what the war is about and it gives the book a timeless uality A reader ten years from now can plug in whatever the current international boogeyman is when they read though of course the face of the enemy is unimportant here It s far about the survival of the people caught in the crosshairs the third side in this unnamed war

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review A Small Free Kiss in the Dark × eBook or Kindle ePUB O his teens must take over and lead them on a search for sanctuary This complex and haunting exploration of life on the edge and what it takes to triumph over adversity is a story about the indomitable nature of ho. Chp 1 pg 1 11In this chapter Skip runs away from home by catching a train to the city He meets homeless people drawing and sits with them Skip expresses how he has trouble in social situations and with friends and currently lives with a foster family that he has troubles with He also had troubles with his Dad It is unclear whether his Mum is dead or ran away when he was very young Our group has a bit of confusion on this topic and discussed it I hope my new life would be better than the one I left behind Page 1 Sometimes I made up reasons to myself why I had no friends Page 2 What are some of these reasons Why does he make them up How does the author choose to express this and how effective is itpretend family Page 4 She said that Mrs Ransome was probably only trying to help me move on when she tried to burn Dad s coat Page 5 Do you agree with Mrs Ransome s conclusionNot all homes are happy the grey whispered like a ghost Page 6 Why does Skip feel this way Do you have any personal connections to this uoteThe weirdest thing was that no one told the people drawing to scram and no one spat on their pictures or peed on them Page 7 Is this a true reflection of how homeless people are treated Did you find this confrontingChapter 2 p 11 22Skip is living on the streets under the guidance of an old man Billy He shows his artistic skills by drawing seagulls on the pavement pg 11 I saw Billy looking at the bruises on my arms Are these bruises from abuse Is this the reason why he ran away pg12 I was waiting for him to tell me to get lost but he didn t Skip is used to being treated badlypg12 and that bird got inside me again flapping and flapping against my rib cage I like this metaphor pg 16 Running away was easy not knowing what to do next was the hard part He is starting to see the conseuences of his actions He planned how he was going to run away but never planned what he would do after naiveBilly has become important to him Skip follows him around and sees him as a navigator to this new and unknown worldpg 18 It wasn t as if I was the reason he d left Skip secretly hopes he is the reason Billy left the shelter shows how young he is and how he has attached himself to Billypg 19 He never called me kid any Skip is starting to gain respect in the eyes of Billy as he is no longer seen as a little kidChp 3 pg 22 33In this chapter the reader is introduced to a new character called Michaela who works at the library that Billy and Skip visit At the library Skip looks at artworkspg 23 Michaela was beautiful Her hair was cut short and spiked like boys hair This is Skip s descrpiton of Michaela I like how although he is describing her as beautiful she is not depicted as the typical female character with long hair and a really feminine appearancepg 24 Most people don t look at you when you re in a soup ueue not really look This is a reflection of how we see homeless people I know personally sometimes when I see homeless people on the street I try to not look at them or deal with the issue This is definitely confronting Chapter 4I found this chapter slightly confusing trying to follow what was going on When Skip wakes up he is confronted to loud noises alarms and people screaming It seems he is in some sort of war Perhaps the author intended to make this chapter slightly confusing as a war must feel to everyone in it Skip searches for Billy who he finds asleep He thinks Billy is dead when actually it is Bradley Clark a member of the shelterpg 34 36 repetition of phrase huge stained glass window Referring to a church window pg 41 Then the man s arms went around me and I knew he wasn t a ghost and I knew I wasn t damaged like my dad Further insight into what was wrong with Skip s Dad Also is interesting how Skip refers to his Dad as damaged Chapter 5pg 42 I heard that human friends Skip has a pure simple kindness and maturity about him He doesn t expect anything in returnpg 43 Wars are all about politics Is this an over generalisation or the truth This clarifies to the reader that a war is going onpg 43 That s why I held Billy s hand Skip is becoming fonder to Billy and showing him affection pg 45 The bins hadn t been emptied but as usual there weren t many leftovers Skip and Billy are forced to search bins in order to get food Sad reality of homeless peoplepg 50 Billy and me with Max between us Skip and Billy have a new acuaintance Skip is no longer the youngest pg 51 Skip discusses his father s idea of 3 sides in a war the third side being all the people who don t believe in war I like this idea of 3 sides in a war This is one of the few positive perspectives of Skip s Dad even though the kids say your dad s crazy everyone knows thatChapter 6pg 52 Skip thinks selfishly and is happy there is a war and doesn t want Max s mum to return as he believes that Because of the war he has Billy pg 55 Skip doesn t want Max to be in the area the citizens are looking for survivers as he didn t want Max to see his Mum if she was under the bricks Skip shows empathy and maturity as he is no longer the youngest onepg 58 Skip I never had anyone little to take care of beforeChapter 7 p64 Most people believe their mother will come for them when she says they will Although Skip is referring to Max I think he is also reflecting on himself and when his mother ran away I can personally connect when I was younger I always thought that figures in authority could do no wrong and I found it conflicting when this was not necessarily the case p66 some just crumpled uietly like a pair of jeans with no legs in them because there was nothing to hold them up I find this simile uite interesting because it helped me visualise what was happening even though I have never seen a building collapse before The use of simplebasic language to convey this point is uite effective p 68 home is where your winter coat is p 69 This page is evidence of how the war has brought the community together I can personally relate to this as when there are wars in Israel etc I feel the Jewish community coming together to support Israel common idea throughout wars p 71 I never had anyone to pretend with before Skip escapes from reality by doing art and pretending things He does this as much for Max as himselfchokengtitiktitikchokeng 78 he didn t know we never told strangers our names Skip and Billy don t trust anyone can t even reveal their names Chapter 8p 85 It was like Billy had been doing this job all his life Did Billy used to work at the fun fair It s hard to see homeless people or people in general in different lights to how we usually see them as working and having a thriving life I can personally relate to when I first meet someone I see them in a certain way and find it hard to change my perception of themchokengtitiktitikchokeng 90 I should have stopped Max right then but I watched his fingers undo the metal catch Skip feeling guilty and responsible for Max Brotherly instinct I often feel this way about my younger sisterchokengtitiktitikchokeng 91 Comparing empty houses to raspberry tarts without jam Author again uses basicsimple language to convey a complex imagechokengtitiktitikchokeng 95 I wished he d be like that forever because it felt as though he d enjoyed being with us Skip is becoming and connectedreliant on Billy Seems him further as a paternal figure but still is worried of him leaving as a result of Skip s previous paternal and maternal figureschokengtitiktitikchokeng 97 I would get myself an education but for now I had to concentrate on staying alive and keeping us together In wars and other extreme situations where staying alive is the number one priority getting an education is often not seen as important eg in third world countries where large portions of population are uneducated p 102 In spite of having the one perfect day Max would still like to just go home Evident to Skip how neither Max or Billy belong to him and this upsets him as he is starting to see them further and further as his familychokengtitiktitikchokeng 104 That s when we saw the ballerina Introduction of new characterchokengtitiktitikchokeng 105 I remembered a story about a girl with a coat like that I though about the wolf in the story Referencing Little Red Riding HoodChapter 10p 108 When Max asks Billy if he would ever eat dog food Billy replies You never know Expresses how in extreme situations you never know what you will resort to how some people who are lost at sea or on an island resort to cannibalism p 110 Billy I never had anything before this all started I ve lived in No Man s Land for thirty years Drawing parallels to living homeless and living in No Man s Land Chapter 11p 117 she was a bit like me on the inside except she had her dancing and I had my pictures Skip is referring to the fact how everyone has something that they are passionate about and helps them escape from the world around them Personally I definitely have a passion for playing Netball that also helps me escape from stresses of schoolexamssocial pressures etcchokengtitiktitikchokeng 120 We ve brought you some soup Helping the girl out by giving her food Showing empathy and a sense of curiosity towards herchokengtitiktitikchokeng 123 Then she let the dance come out of her Refers to dancing as a being that is inside of her that she is holding in and finally being allowed to escape Similar to Skip and his art This serves as a connection between the two characterschokengtitiktitikchokeng 124 I d seen his fists and I d heard his sharp words but I d felt his gentle hand around mine he s our best friend Here Skip is talking about Billy and explaining to the Ballerina how he is good and won t hurt her even though he may appear menacing I think characters that are not immediately appealing to the viewer like Billy and have some rough edges make for a deep and interesting character Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games is also not initially the most likable protagonist with an attitude problem but her protectiveness over her sister and loyalty to her friends is what makes the reader fall in love with her Billy just like Katniss is a gentle and loyal character who initially seems hard to understand and unlikableChapter 12 p 127 I didn t know there were any rules of war Skip is surprised to hear that peacekeepers are being sent in to check they are not breaking any rules I also find this notion funny that there are rules in a war when all sense of order and direction are gone All s fair in love and war Not uitechokengtitiktitikchokeng 127 We couldn t let her cry too much They need to stop the baby from crying too much as to not alert the soldiers In Nazi Germany Jews living in hiding always had to stop the babies from crying as they could alert the Nazis of their hiding positionschokengtitiktitikchokeng 130 I was afraid we d never see them again Skip resorts to the worst case scenario as a result of being abandoned and deserted in the past Chapter 13pg 135 It wasn t only when we couldn t see her she left us sometimes when she was sitting right next to us it was like she wasn t really there at all Skip is referring to the fact how Tia sometimes seems to be somewhere else in the sense she is thinking of other things and times and not there in the momentpg 136 It was the same with the sounds of the war They d become normal I find it hard to grapple with the idea of how such terrible things can become normalised in society Are there things in my life that I have become normalised to that I shouldn t be Like racismsexism etc pg 137 Skip I thought it must be nice to trust someone that much Skip s trusting issuespg 140 I wondered what would happen if the soldiers wanted than dancing from Tia Is Tia trustworthy Will she reveal their whereabouts to the soldiers and betray themChapter 14pg150 151 But if it meant keeping my friends safe I knew I d watch whilst every single one of my books got burned Shows Skip s unwavering loyalty to his friends that he would let his Art books burn his prized possessions to keep them safe I find this uality extremely admirable and as a reader I can connect to Skip as I also would do anything to keep my friends safe Chapter 15pg 153 But after what we d been through together how could he think I was weak How could he think I would let Max down when he needed me mostpg 154 You don t want me around You never have Skip s insecurities from the past are flaring up as he thinks Billy is trying to desert him and Max Skip needs someone to lean on and would not be able to cope on his own He has formed a true connection with Billy and Maxpg 155 They took my boy off me and locked me up Billy is revealing why his life has ended up the way it has He is worried you will make the same mistakes with Skip that he made in the pastpg 156 He held his arms out I couldn t believe it All I had to do was walk into them Skip and Billy s conflict is resolved by a simple hug I love the simplicity of this and can relate to resolving arguments with my sister etc with a simple hug pg 158 I wanted Billy to know that my dad gave me to the Welfare people and even after that I never stopped loving him but I couldn t say it This makes me feel so sad for Skippg 162 I told myself I had to be like Max who believed with all his heart because she had always come back before Skip is both referencing to Max s mother and Tia He draws inspiration of the strengths of the people around him to help him keep going and be hopeful Chapter 16p 168 Skip is preparing in this fairly short Chapter to say goodbye to Max his brother Then I kissed Max because I loved him and everyone I had ever loved before had gone away and I had never kissed them goodbye I found this part of the book very emotional Skip has had to deal with so many people deserting him or leaving him and this is a sad reality that no one should have to deal with Max and Skip s relationship has developed a lot from the start where Skip wished for Max s mother not to return in order to keep the group together to gaining responsibility for someone else and empathy for MaxChapter 17pg 171 Tia has run away and Skip blames himself it was my fault because I hadn t given her the necklace I think it is unfair for Skip to blame himself as it is not his fault He can t accept responsibility for anyone s actions besides his own pg 177 He said the words were like a blessing and you wouldn t find a better one in any prayer book anywhere in the world Billy sings Max and Skip songs to help them fall asleep I can relate to this as when I can t fall asleep I listen to music and it helps me relax and fall asleep Chapter 18pg 183 The pain was payback for all the bad things I d done Skip still blames himself for things that are totally out of his control such as Tia leaving etc I think this is totally unfair and upsetting as he always tries his best and he shouldn t blame himself pg 188 But Billy could do anything Skip believes Billy can do anything Again this is similar to when little kids think their parents can do anything and are perfectpg 190 Well if you won t bloody well help me I ll do it myself Finally Skip is not relying on Billy or his father to do things for him but he is having faith in himself This sentence made me happy as throughout the whole book Skip keeps on relying on other people to come up with solutions or solve his problems At the start of the book Skip immediately latches onto Billie as a guide in his new world Finally Skip has realised that the only person that can do things for him is himself thus taking responsibility for his actions Chapter 19pg 192 I want to make a garden A garden with a lily pond Referencing the Monet painting in the book he treasuredpg 193 Promise me you ll take Sixpence Tia doesn t want to take responsibility for her own daughter and wants Skip to take herpg 193 Fifteen s old enough to have a baby but it s not old enough to be a mother Tia cannot cope with all that being a mother entails looking after another human being and raising itpg 195 I didn t know what to say when someone s given you a small free kiss in the dark I finally understand why this book is called ASFKIDChapter 20pg 204 Despite everything despite Skip s best efforts Tia has returned to the soldiers How will Skip reactpg 208 Tia kills one of the soldiers She did it so the rest of us could get away I think I have been underestimating Tia she truly acted selflessly and heroically Chapter 21pg 210 Skip has found someone who is on the Third Side that didn t believe in war This person helped them escape and this theory of the Third Side was first said by Skip s fatherpg 211But I knew it was only my own body heat making her warm Devastatingly Tia dies pg 214 Billy Skip Max Sixpence and the soldier bury Tia in the cemetery Billy said that when we die the darkness leaves us I think that this is a nice idea that when we die all the evil leaves us and we are pure like the way we were bornChapter 22pg 216 They arrived at Max s grandparents house ie their safe haven Here their mismatched family will be safe Finally Skip has the family he has always dreamed ofpg 216 And I ll tell her the most important thing of all that her mother loved her better than life The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence rest of us could get away I think I have been underestimating Tia she truly acted selflessly and heroically Chapter 21pg 210 Skip has found someone who is on the Third Side that didn t believe in war This person helped them escape and this theory of the Third Side was first said by Skip s fatherpg 211But I knew it was only my own body heat making her warm Devastatingly Tia dies pg 214 Billy Skip Max Sixpence and the soldier bury Tia in the cemetery Billy said that when we die the darkness leaves us I think that this is a nice idea that when we die all the evil leaves us and we are pure like the way we were bornChapter 22pg 216 They arrived at Max s grandparents house ie their safe haven Here their mismatched family will be safe Finally Skip has the family he has always dreamed ofpg 216 And I ll tell her the most important thing of all that her mother loved her better than life

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  • Paperback
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  • A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
  • Glenda Millard
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9781741756586