Today I am on the Blog Tour for Brand New Boy by David Almond and I am here to tell you all about the book and a few reasons why I am excited to read it!.
Title: Brand New Boy Author: David Almond Publisher: Walker Books Published: 5th November 2020 Format: Hardback Source: Review Copy from Publisher Summary: A warm and thought-provoking tale from a master storyteller, winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award and author of the Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig.
“Mam, did you think George was,” I say, “a bit … weird?” “Weird? Yes, I suppose so. But you kids are all a bit weird if you ask me. And to tell the truth, it’d be weird if you weren’t.”
When a new boy joins the class, everyone thinks he’s a bit strange, but he’s brilliant at football and loves crisps, and that’s all that matters to Dan and Maxie. However, the truth about George is stranger than anyone could have imagined … and more sinister, too. Can his new pals help him to become truly free?
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David Almond is an incredible writer so I am positive this book is going to be just as wonderful as his previous works.
I have heard nothing but good things about this book from fellow bloggers who have had a chance to read this book.
It sounds like a uniquely fascinating read that will be quick and easy to dive into.
I absolutely love contemporary MG fiction and this fits that perfectly.
Lastly, but certainly not least, the cover is incredible and the synopsis pulled me straight into the story. It just sounds like a book that I would absolutely love.
About the Author
David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean, Alex T. Smith and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David’s books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Newcastle; for more info visit www.davidalmond.com