My Name's Not Friday by Jon Walter
  

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This boy has bought me. He owns me body and soul, and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars.

Synopsis

My Name's Not Friday by Jon Walter

Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer ... Jon Walter's second novel is a beautiful and moving story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War.

Reviews

'It isn't often I'm left lost for words, but that's the way I felt when I finished reading this superb YA novel...It's epic in scale, but built out of the smallest things - great sentences and great dialogue...it will keep you utterly gripped' - Guardian

'This is an epic, vivid, emotionally involving, thought-provoking novel from a writer of distinction' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

About the Author

Jon Walter is a former photo journalist and the author of the highly-acclaimed Close to the Wind. He lives with his family near Brighton, East Sussex.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Jon Walter
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Publisher

David Fickling Books

Publication date

7th July 2016

ISBN

9781910989180

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