'The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice, is Sally Gardner's MAGGOT MOON... Narrated by a boy with dyslexia, Standish Tredwell, it takes you inside the workings of his mind...as well as offering up something much darker: a parable about the perils of totalitarianism. Despite its simple language, its a disturbing read, but it also has a hopeful message - that a teenager, especially one with dyslexia, can have agency in the world.' --Lorna Bradbury, The Telegraph
'This heart-breaking, brilliantly written novel is the most original publication for years, and rivals Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island as my Young Adult Book of the Year.' --Amanda Craig, The Times
A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion.
50% Friendship, 20% Dangerous, 20% Rebellion, 10% Conspiracy
Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner.
When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.
Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.