The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

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Author: Brian Conaghan

9781408871539 | HB | pp. 368 | 2018 | Bloomsbury

How far would you go for someone you love? In The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, Bobby Seed’s mum asks him the impossible question. What will he say?

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Bobby Seed has questions. What’s another word for ‘thesaurus’? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us?

Bobby’s little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won’t Mum’s stupid illness just GO AWAY?

But it’s Mum’s question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It’s the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won’t just be soothing her pain. He’ll be helping to end it.

Would he? Could he?

Additional information

Author:

Brian Conaghan

ISBN:

9781408871539

Publisher:

Bloomsbury

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

368

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

The author was born and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives in Dublin. He has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. For many years Brian worked as a teacher and taught in Scotland, Italy and Ireland. His first YA novel for Bloomsbury, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, and his second, The Bombs That Brought Us Together, won the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award. We Come Apart, a verse novel co-authored with Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan, won the 2018 UKLA Book Award, and his fourth novel, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year.

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