Written by Anthony McGowan
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Winner of the Booktrust teenage prize in 2006, Henry Tumour is exceedingly funny, compulsive, thought-provoking, challenging, dark and tragic by turns. As Mal Peet, another author of brilliant teenage fiction said, ‘Henry Tumour is a boisterous, anarchic, frequently vulgar comedy. It is also a wise, sensitive, questioning novel about the opposing forces that make us what we are’.
Henry Tumour by Anthony McGowan
Hector Brunty, has a dilemma: a talking brain tumour. Henry Tumour advises Hector on haircuts, high-fashion, and tactics for snogging the best-looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw. Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants ... before they both go under the knife?
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For style and wit, it is head and shoulders above most teen fiction published this year -- Amanda Craig The Times
I loved, loved, loved this book. It's vivid, it's anarchic, it's unbearably cool ... It's also very, very funny. There were moments when I had to put it down because I was howling with laughter ... And if so much hilarity weren't enough, it's also very clever -- Jill Murphy thebookbag.co.uk
A book to get teenage boys reading for the hell of it ... A dark and funny book -- Phil Hogan Observer
Definitely the funniest, most obscenely wise book I have read in a long time -- Theo Temple, Booktrust Teenage Prize judge The Times
Every writer hates to hear the words stunning new talent applied to someone else, but in the case of Anthony McGowan nothing else will do -- Meg Rosoff
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