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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471400441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471400445
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book.' --Meg Rosoff

'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

'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

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Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book. (Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of HOW I LIVE NOW)

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)

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