Reviews

  • "One of the most original and moving books of the year . . . an absolutely remarkable book"

    Daily Mail
  • "Inspired writing . . . it flows like melted butter and glistens as it goes . . . Blackman knows her verse forms and uses them to brilliant effect"

    Guardian
  • "It is funny and poignant and Blackman's use of language is wonderfully economic. This is a masterpiece of writing and a book for all ages"

    TES
  • "It soon develops into a cautionary tale about the way that both a friendship and a child's originality is destroyed by peer pressure. What makes it even more unusual is that it is told out of the mind of the boy who brought about the destruction. Blackman threads humour into the tragedy and (just) succeeds in giving us something to hope for"

    Independent
  • "Hats off to Malorie Blackman . . . Sheer poetry"

    Oxford Times