Book Review: The Gulf is a powerfully crafted tale of childhood, resilience, and, above all, love

Skye’s mum has a new boyfriend. His name is Jason and they’re all moving to Port Flinders with him. But Jason is bad news, and Skye’s mum is in too deep, unable – or unwilling – to see the danger Skye and her little brother, walking animal fact factory Ben, are in.

So Ben and Skye hatch a plan to get the three of them out of Port Flinders and away from Jason, his dodgy friends, and the worrying stacks of five dollar notes around his dirty home: Earn more money. Go to Nonno’s house. Above all, don’t tell Jason.

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