Blood Red Ochre

Blood Red Ochre An air of mystery surrounds Nancy the new girl in David s class She looks different foreign and David finds her disturbingly attractive At Nancy s insistence they set out on a canoe trip to Red Oc

  • Title: Blood Red Ochre
  • Author: Kevin Major
  • ISBN: 9780770427177
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • An air of mystery surrounds Nancy, the new girl in David s class She looks different, foreign, and David finds her disturbingly attractive At Nancy s insistence, they set out on a canoe trip to Red Ochre Island, a burial place of the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland They ll be involved in than just a history assignment when they meet Dauoodaset, one of the last ofAn air of mystery surrounds Nancy, the new girl in David s class She looks different, foreign, and David finds her disturbingly attractive At Nancy s insistence, they set out on a canoe trip to Red Ochre Island, a burial place of the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland They ll be involved in than just a history assignment when they meet Dauoodaset, one of the last of the Beothuk A sinister rendezvous awaits them on Red Ochre island.

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    1. Kevin Major’s earliest novels typically portray the main character, always a teenage boy, in conflict with his family. Often the boy lives in a fishing village, which allowed Major to introduce Newfoundland culture to readers. In later books, such as Blood Red Ochre, Major began to directly infuse aspects of Newfoundland history, sometimes more successfully than others. The dilemma in doing such is whether one can expose readers to a world different from their own without confusing them. In Bl [...]

    2. I hated this book. Though I am from Newfoundland, I will be the first to admit that our history is extremely boring. I had to read this as a part of my grade eight english curriculum and to say it was a chore was putting it very lightly. Kevin Major is an okay writer, I guess. Though, if he has any talent at all, it was lost on this disgustingly dull subject matter. The book basically follows the story of an awkward teenage boy in rural Newfoundland who meets this Native girl who turns out to be [...]

    3. I have some major concerns about this book.The protagonist, while reminiscing about a past hunting trip with his father when he was 12 describes a disturbing scene. His father gives him Rum, it burns his throat causing him to cough, vomit and cry. His father calls him childish, not wanting to be embarrassed in front of his hunting buddies. The men drink until they pass out. In reference to the incident the book says,"He went for weeks after that feeling really mad inside about what happened. Now [...]

    4. I read this book last year in October. It's called Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major. The books is about a teenager named David who is from Newfoundland, and and Beothuk Indian teenager named Dauoodaset, who talks about his life as a Beothuk Indian and how they fought the Settlers. When David saw a new student named Nancy, he had a attractive feeling about her that's pretty disturbing. They both take a canoe trip to a burial island called Red Ochre Island where they met Dauoodaset, who was one of t [...]

    5. Newfoundland had own native which were called Beothucks but they are exinct right now. It's for teenagers, most fiction but still good book.

    6. OMG this book - I just - if it hadn't been the fact that I had to read this for school I would have dropped it long before I reached the end

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