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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ya GRE (Text)||35500005368814||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0670016780 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780670016785 (hardcover)
394 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
|Summary, etc.:||In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2
*Starred Review* Black and white, good and evil. Is it really that straightforward? For 16-year-old Nathan, it is not; he is neither. Born the illegitimate son of a white witch mother and a black witch father, he is a Half Code, kept in a cage, beaten regularly, and toughened up for when he turns 17 and receives his three gifts. Both black and white witches want him, hoping he will lead them to his father, the most powerful, evil, and reviled of all black witches. Both plan for Nathan to fulfill his vision and their ultimate goal: he will kill his father. But Nathan has no desire to kill anyone; he wants only to escape his shackles and gain his freedom. First-time author Green has written the first in what looks to be a horrifying, compelling trilogy that pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil. With racial overtones of such diverse titles as Roots (1976); Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852); Run, Boy, Run (2003); and the Harry Potter books, this will stretch the reader's tolerance for graphic torture while mesmerizing with mystery and heart-stopping adventure. Nathan's survival is tenuous and marvelousâand only just beginning. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Green's debut was optioned for film by Fox 2000, and rights have been sold in 27 countries. If that's not enough, an extensive national marketing campaign is in the works. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Sally Green lives in north-west England. She has had various jobs and even a profession but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can’t stop. She used to keep chickens, makes decent jam, doesn't mind ironing, loves to walk in Wales even when it's raining, and will probably never jog again. She really ought to drink less coffee. Half Bad is her first novel.