The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Paperback)
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The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN & YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Angry, stirring and tender, this is a bold, questioning exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love. From the Costa Children's Book Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for 'thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just GO AWAY? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he? Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408871546
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Conaghan is a sublime storyteller who can make the reader hang on his every last word (and all of the others) * The Times *
An emotional rollercoaster of a book, written with so much heart it bounces off of the page ... A bold, life-affirming read * Irish Independent *
This beautiful novel deals sensitively with the topics of illness, love, sexuality, friendship and dignified death * CBI Mind Yourself 2020 Reading Guide *
Beautifully observed and hilariously uncomfortable * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Guardian *
Laughter is inevitable * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: Irish Times *
This is a portrayal of young male bonding, complete with all the lively banter of true camaraderies, at its most tender and affectionate * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Irish Times *
An outstanding debut, packed with energy and a brilliant distinctive voice * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Bookseller *
Believable, funny, brave and vulnerable young male characters ... thought-provoking novel ... drama and tension in plenty ... irrepressible humour * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: Joy Court, The School Librarian *
Humanity and humour thread through the challenging storyline from the first page to the very last * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: The Bookbag *
A hard-hitting, heartbreaking tale ... One sentence after another knocks the reader out * Independent *
The characterisation is superb ... A remarkably brave story * Irish Examiner *
Conaghan's lightness of touch and sense of humour shine through this heartbreaking story, and each of the characters lingers in the imagination long after the final page * Scotsman *
Although it's heartbreaking at times, there's also tenderness and humour ... T he tremendous empathy with which Conaghan writes about young people is impressive * Irish Times *

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“Heart wrenching and beautiful”

This book is so good that I practically inhaled it! Heart wrenching and beautiful but not so sad that I couldn't read it. A pacey book looking at a most sensitive issue, in a most sensitive way.

“A sensitive story of progressive illness through the eyes of a young carer”

I received a copy of this book for from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I demolished this book in 3 sittings. It would have been 1 but I physically couldn't stay awake long enough! The Weight of... More

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“TEARJERKER-ALERT!”

Let's start with the - kind of - least important thing: the writing. The Weight of a Thousand Feathers consists mostly of short chapters, which made reading easy and difficult at the same time. That might sound... More

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