A young readers review of Kate by Kevin Burgemeestre

When I am evaluating a manuscript I send it to a few keen readers in my circle. This review by a young writer helped me make the decision to publish.  I couldn’t contact her to get permission to use her name, so I am leaving it out.

kate coverReview by an emerging writer 15 years:

Kate by Kevin Burgemeestre is an entertaining story about a young girl named Kate who finds herself being hunted by strange men. She has no idea who they or what they want. She soon has to go on the run if she wants to stay safe, accompanied by the mysterious Mal and the dog she rescued from the street, Wilde.

Kate is a strong character who refuses to get swept away by frightening events in her life, and grows even stronger as the story progresses. Her kindness to Wilde and to Mal makes Kate a memorable and loveable character who refuses to give up when trouble comes her way. Mal and Kate soon form an unlikely friendship and learn that they must trust each other if they are to stay safe.

The plot is engaging and complete with high-speed car chases, fights and suspenseful hunts through the woods. I found it hard to put down and had to read it in one session, but the satisfying ending was definitely worth it.

Overall, Kate was an entertaining read with memorable characters.


I know that you will love this story as much as she and I did.

Buy your copy today at your local bookstore. If it is not in stock, ask them to order it for you, or buy a signed copy from the Morris Publishing Australia website. Address below.

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION!! As part of the blog tour, we will give away a copy of Kate. To be in the draw, simply comment on the post and send an email of your comment to submissions@morrispublishingaustralia.com with the subject “Kate competition”. The draw will take place tomorrow morning. The winner will be notified by email and the name published on the webpage and on Facebook.  Good luck

Morris Publishing Australia – http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com
Dennis Jones and Associates: www.dennisjones.com.au
James Bennett library suppliers: www.bennett.com.au
The Nile Bookshop:  www.thenile.com.au

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kevin Burgemeestre
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 03:36:30

    Thanks random 15 year old reviewer. So glad you enjoyed the ride with my characters. I think at difficult times in our lives we are sometimes lucky enough to meet exactly who we need. It is also true that if we were not in trouble they might seem the most unlikely people to form an alliance with. Cheers Kevin


  2. Kevin Burgemeestre
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 03:22:12

    Hey Elaine,

    If you want me to sign the winning copy I could send one out of my stock and get one back from you later? My copies are cooler.

    Cheers K


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