Rowan The Strange
Written by Julie Hearn
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010.
A powerful and compelling story of life in a mental asylum at the start of the Second World War. Rowan may be strange but he's not dangerous so when he is sent behind bars his battle behind them is only just beginning.
A fully stand-alone novel, however those who have read and enjoyed both Ivy and Hazel will find a fascinating connection as Rowan is Hazel's son. It really is historical fiction at its very best and most compelling.
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009.
Rowan The Strange by Julie Hearn
CILIP CARNEGIE Medal SHORTLIST 2010: Judges’ comments
A hard-hitting but brilliantly descriptive and expressive novel which takes the reader on a journey to the heart of some difficult subject matter. Brutal at times, this is also a moving and compassionate story that really stays with you.
Had Rowan been invited to predict how the rest of that day would go his list would have gone something like this: 1. Breakfast 2. A nice long talk with the doctors 3. Lunch 4. A rest, or a walk in the fresh air 5. Another talk with the doctors 6. Supper 7. Read comics for a bit 8. Bed If asked what he would like to happen the list would have been much the same, only with more time for reading, and the proviso that nobody got to see him naked any more. He would also have liked to be smiled at again by the young nurse, Sarah Jane. But that was a private hope, not something to be shared. He would have got "Bed" right but that's about all. As the second World War begins, Rowan is diagnosed as schizophrenic and sent away to a hospital where the latest treatments are available. But the treatments are experimental still - and nobody predicts the effect they will have on Rowan...
About the Author
More books by Julie Hearn
Oxford University Press
1st April 2010
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