The Boy Who Made it Rain by Brian Conaghan
  

Synopsis

The Boy Who Made it Rain by Brian Conaghan

Recommended age 16+. When a school tragedy happens, you may lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world. In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right? At only sixteen Clem's world is turned upside down. His Willy-Loman-like father, a travelling salesman and a loser, is transferred from Eastbourne to Glasgow and along with him go Clem and his meek accommodating mother. But Glasgow is rough and Clem's posh English accent is not well-accepted in the sink school he attends. And he's a brilliant scholar. He soon becomes the target for McEvoy's group of thugs for whom slashing faces is the most important ambition in their depraved lives. When a school tragedy happens, you probably lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films. Not many of you think it could be the parents' or the teachers' fault, do you? But then, is it? We all have our say, spout off opinions in different directions according to our view of the world.In this novel, too, they all have their say, but who's right?

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innovative and insightful... couldn't wait to devour part two Times Educational Supplement I was utterly flabbergasted... one of the most compelling novels I've ever read Heffers Review, Cambridge definitely up there with the modern classics What? Magazine A must-read for teens and adults... an innovative novel that will keep you glued to the story until you turn the last page and learn the final outcome... Thought provoking, mind stimulating and characters with individual voices that are heard loud and clear, 'The Boy Who Made it Rain

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About the Author

Brian Conaghan

Brian Conaghan 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 novels include The Boy Who Made it Rain, When Mr Dog Bites, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, and The Bombs That Brought Us Together, published in 2016, winning the 2016 Costa Children's Book Award.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Author

Brian Conaghan
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Publisher

Sparkling Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd June 2011

ISBN

9781907230196


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