Sadie is Protestant, Kevin is Catholic – and on the tense streets of Belfast their lives collide. It starts with a dare – kids fooling around – but soon becomes something dangerous. Getting to know Sadie Jackson will change Kevin’s life forever. But will the world around them change too?
This book is told in the days leading up to the 12th of July. It follows two groups of teenagers in Belfast who have very different feelings on the 12th. Sadie and her family, and friends, have spent money on new outfits for the parade and Sadie is looking forward to participating in it. Kevin and those around him have opposite feelings. As the book goes on and Sadie and Kevin cross paths more and more, these feelings become conflicted. The book is really short- around 150 pages and is a quick and easy read. It gives an insight to life in Northern Ireland for young people who felt they couldn’t interact due to their different backgrounds. Sadie and Kevin assumed they wouldn’t, or couldn’t, get along and it’s interesting to see these feelings evolve. I would definitely recommend this!