Set in an alternative 1950s Britain, where Standish Treadwell and Gramps live with the rest of the undesirables in Zone 7, and all stand terrified under the brutal regime of the Motherland. But severely dyslexic Standish sees the world through different eyes to most, and through his vision and courage he has to track down his best friend Hector, who has disappeared completely, and ultimately find a way to bring down the oppressive forces of the Motherland. How can one boy stand against an all-powerful army?
MAGGOT MOON is an unforgettable story of courage, friendship and rebellion, written in a wholly original style that will have readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. It is also available as an all-new kind of iBook, filled with stunning extra content, including exclusive animations, interactive puzzles, videos and author interviews.
Praise for Maggot Moon
‘Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book.’Meg Rosoff
‘… 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 (September ‘Book we like’)
‘… a remarkable novel.’Books for Keeps (5 star review)
‘This novel will just blow you away.’Waterstones (5 star rating)
‘a story that is rich in drama and ideas’Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids