Written by David Almond
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Wonderfully magical and yet totally believable, Secret Heart will take you on an emotional journey that is both gripping and very enjoyable.
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Secret Heart by David Almond
Joe Maloney is out of place in this world: his mind is always somewhere else - on the weird creatures he sees around him and whispers he hears on the air. But into his world comes the circus, and Corinna, and a tiger. And indeed, Joe's dreams are already stalked by a tiger, so real that his skin and its pelt begin to feel as one.
"As readers will expect from David Almond, there's a sense of inhabiting a strange, vivid world that exists alongside the familiar, and an evocation of wonder in everyday things as well as in the extraordinary. This is a powerful addition to his highly distinctive works." - TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
"This gripping book will enrich your soul and fire your imagination." - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"his best book yet... As we have come to expect of Almond's writing, the book has a dreamlike resonance. It is a story about love, persecution, freedom and the conflict between man and beast, perceived here as a battle between machismo and a female animalism" - LITERARY REVIEW
"A life-changing story of hope, love and encouragement for a boy who's been all but written off." - SUNDAY TIMES
"An exhilarating, though not always easy read for anyone who, like Joe has tigers and larks in their hearts." - THE GUARDIAN
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