Abomination (novel)

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First edition
Author Robert Swindells
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
Pages 208
ISBN 0-385-40854-4 [1]

Abomination is a 1998 novel by the author Robert Swindells, dealing with themes of religious extremism, adolescence, bullying, and relationships, as well as integrating the intriguing question of what its title refers to.Scott and Martha the two main characters.At the start Martha gets builled by all the kids and they all call her ragady anne because her mum makes her clothes. Martha meets a new boy calls Scott who used to bully her as well because he was new to the school and wanted to fit in. Scott felt bad for Martha meaning that he stuck up for her and lost all his friends in the process. Scott got bullied as well as Martha and they became good friends, Martha went to Scotts house after telling him her dad beats her. Scott tells his mom they should phone the police but his mom said 'Fools rush in, where angels dare to tread'. Scott says to Martha can I come to your house and Martha says no because her house is dim and boring she doesn't even have a television. Scott says he'll still be her friend no matter what but Martha has to be careful because she can't bring anyone home let alone a boy because then their terrible secret will be revealed.. Scott goes to Martha's house and sees how bad it is, after a while he leaves. Another day comes and Scott knocks on Martha door and hears screaming and crying, he instantly thinks they are beating her. He runs home and on the way meets Martha. Scott, shocked, asks her what the noise was. Martha was absolutely fuming and shouted at Scott and said what if my parents answered. Scott apologised but insisted he knew what the noise was then she told him about abomination... Abomination was a 6 year old boy the son of her sister. Scott said they should call the police but Martha said tell no one. Scott emailed Mary her sister to come and collect her child. Meanwhile Martha had rebelled her parents and they were scared she would tell the secret. Then Mary came and the mom and dad blocked the door and tried to stop Martha but she pushed through with Abomination and escaped with her sister.