Friday, December 7, 2007
Volcano Boy by Libby Hathorn
2001, Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne.
This is the story of a troubled teenage boy who moves to Papua New Guinea with his Uncle. Amongst the volcanoes he finds his place.
It is written in a prose poetry style and takes only an hour to read. It is a young adults story, but I'm not sure many in that age bracket would 'get' the poetry style. Although there aren't many words, they take you on a rather exciting and emotional ride with vibrant characters and settings.
I expected this to be a 'neat tricks' novel, but it had a simple story and wasn't pretentious at all.
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