Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice... -- Lorna Bradbury * The Telegraph *
startlingly original, horribly gripping ... an inspirational [story] which deserves many prizes. -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
This novel is a celebration of the refusal of the human spirit to be crushed and in Standish, Gardner has created a hero to be cherished. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *
... a unique and compelling read * The Bookseller (Children's Booksellers' Choice: September) *
Maggot Moon is a fast-paced, tough and heartbreaking story. I loved it * We Love This Book *
... Maggot Moon is an unusual, deeply moving and thought-provoking story, which has clear potential to become a modern classic * Booktrust's 'September book we like' *
... a remarkable novel * Books for Keeps *
This novel will just blow you away -- Emma Louise Pennell * Waterstones Chichester *
a story that is rich in drama and ideas -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids *
Quite simply, it is a book you have to read. * Bookbag *
Fans of the dystopia genre and conspiracy theorists alike will be flipping the pages of this gem. The story moves at a gripping pace with clever use of language, providing vivid characterization ad setting, while the unexpected twists in the plot will leave readers stunned * Recommended Reads, Children's Books Ireland *
[Standish's] use of language because of (not despite of) his dyslexia is idiosyncratic poetry, full of fizzing wordplay and deadpan humour. Gardner's novels have always been thought-provoking but she flexes her writing muscles here and Standish is an utterly unique creation, impossible not to love. * The Scotsman *
A novel for the square pegs, and for those who try to make them fit. Readers need to come to this book armed with imagination - which is kind of the point. It's part-fable, part-dystopian, and wholly brilliant * Big Issue Scotland *
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The beautiful cover of this edition alone makes the book worthy of a read. Thankfully though, the story is outstanding too!
Unique and brilliantly written. Gardner's novel definately has echoes of Nineteen Eighty... More
“Powerful, moving and harrowing”
Sally Gardner is one of my favourite authors and yet again she does not disappoint. This is an extremely powerful, moving and sometimes harrowing read with echoes of 1984. The main character, and hero of the book,... More
“I loved this”
I am not sure where Sally Gardner comes up with her stories as they are all so different but are all brilliantly written. Maggot Moon is the story of Standish Treadwell, a dyslexic misfit in a regime where anyone who... More
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