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Mondays Are Red

Written by Nicola Morgan

Mondays Are Red Synopsis

Mondays are red. Sadness has an empty blue smell. And music can taste of anything from banana puree to bat's pee. That's what I need to explain, starting with the day it all began, the day I woke up in a hospital bed with a kaleidoscope in my head...' Join Luke in his odyssey to regain his health after a devasting bout of Meningitis, and to understand and accept its mysterious legacy -synesthesia. As the author writes: 'No two people experience their synaesthesia in exactly the same way. For some it simply means that when they think of a day of the week, they are bombarded with sensations of a particular colour ... For others, life is a kaleidoscope of mixed sensations ... people with synesthesia can open up the endless world of human imagination and that, I think is the most amazing world of all.

Mondays Are Red Press Reviews

Absorbing, unpredictable and informative, it twists through the pages to lead to an enthralling ending. This is a book to make you smile, shudder and think about facing your demons * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle * The amazing world of the synaesthate is brought to life in this creative, disturbing and highly original tale from a super new children's author ... a thought provoking and fascinating read that will appeal to those aged 13 to adult * The Children's Bookcase Review * A brilliant adaptation of the Faustian legend ... Nicola Morgan is a fresh and original voice for this age group * The Bookseller * This is an interesting and beautifully written first novel -- Narinder Dhami * Writer's News * A novel to brood over, written by a new and original talent * The Independent * the novel is packed with vivid imagery and startling turns of phrase, and the confusion and inner turmoil of the central character is very well depicted ... a memorable novel with and exciting climax * School Librarian * Oddly brilliant ... Frightening and fascinating in equal measure * The Sunday Telegraph * This startlingly original novel explores the power of language and uses words in a remarkable way. A challenging read for young adults * Book Trust * The challenge for the author is to recreate Luke's heightened perceptions and experiences through worlds alone and she does so with tremendous style and skill. An outstanding novel that rewards rereading * The Guardian * A stunning, extraordinary debut * The Sunday Herald *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340855560
Publication date: 17th October 2002
Author: Nicola Morgan
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About Nicola Morgan

Nicola lives near Edinburgh with her husband, two daughters and a dog. Her jobs have included everything from cooking business lunches to plucking turkeys. However, Nicola has also worked as an English teacher and spent many years promoting child literacy. She has written over 50 non-fiction books for children, including 'People Who Made History in Ancient Greece' for Hodder Wayland. Recently she had seven books in the top-ten for Children's non-fiction. But for nineteen years it has been her constant and defining amibtion to publish a work of fiction. Nicola's favourite pastimes are reading, glass-painting, creating mosaics and cooking. She hates ...

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