Angels Gate
Author: Gary Crew. Angels Gate is set in fairly modern times around about

1980-1990. I know this because of the way the people dress and by the way the
people talk. The way the people in the novel talk is very similar to how people
talk now but the people in the novel don’t use as much slang as most people do
now. The way the people in the novel dress is also very similar to how people
dress now but the people in the novel wear daggy clothes which are out of
fashion now. A good example of how the people in the novel dress similarly but
really daggy to people now, is when Julia wore a pink dress with puffy sleeves
and silver high heel shoes to a dance. It is set in a country town called

Jericho and I think the town is in Australia because the bush landscape around
the town is very similar to Tasmania and the trees in the bush are Australian
natives such as the gum. I feel that it isn’t that important where this book
is set as long as it is in a country town with bush landscapes. If it were set
in the city it wouldn’t be very good because the wild children wouldn’t get
very wild because there are always people around. Another reason it wouldn’t
be very good is that the wild children would be found much easier as there are
not as many places to hide in the city as compared to the bush. Plot: Angel’s

Gate is about two children Mickey and Leena who disappear after the murder of
their father Patrick Flannagan. The town’s people first knew the children were
still alive when eggs started to go missing from farm chicken yards on the
outskirts of town. The people in the town searched for the children but they
didn’t find them until one night when Leena got trapped in a chicken yard and
was caught. Leena was taken to a house called "The Laurels" which was a
doctor’s surgery. Leena was looked after in the surgery where she got to know

Julia and Kim who were the children of the doctor. She told them where her
brother Mickey was hiding and that he was different. Mickey was eventually
caught when Kim and Julia’s boyfriend Bobby went camping. They found where

Mickey was hiding and trapped him there so the police could get him. Once he was
caught they found out that Mickey was the person who killed Patrick Flannagan
and it was an accident so the people who were going to be charged for the murder
were released. Main Characters: Kim: Kim is about 12 years old and he is fairly
popular at school. He can over exaggerate a bit but he is generally truthful and
he is very kind and caring. At home he is really nice and always helps doing
jobs around the house as well as helping in the doctor’s surgery. Kim really
likes art and is also a very talented artist. His dream is to have a bike but he
is not allowed to have one. Julia: Julia is Kim’s sister and she has a
boyfriend called Bobby. Julia is rather insensitive towards Kim and her family
and all she talks about is Bobby. Julia is in her last year at school and next
year she has to go to a private school on the coast. Julia doesn’t want to go
to the private school, as she wants to become a manager of a hotel. Julia works
at a café in town and also works as a waitress part time at the local pub.

Bobby: Bobby is a typical country kid who has lived on a farm his whole life. He
now works on his dad’s farm and he gets paid. He loves cars and has his own
shevy ute which he always uses to take Julia for drives in. He is really kind
and caring and doesn’t care if Kim hangs around him when he is with Julia.

Bobby wants to move to the coast once he has earned enough money to get a house.

Leena: Leena is one of the wild children and she is the oldest one of the two.

She is very nice to Kim but she doesn’t like the rest of the family as much as
she cares for him. When she was first captured she wouldn’t speak to anyone
but eventually did once she knew the family