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Boy in the Tower

by Polly Ho-Yen (author) (UK edition)

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Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn’t really like looking outside – but it’s going outside that she really hates. She’s happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it’s safe. But one day, the other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them. Then strange, menacing plants appear – creeping ever closer. Their tower isn’t safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped…

  • A surreal dystopian fable by a compelling new voice
  • Think The Day of the Triffids in a modern tower block
  • Explores themes of social isolation and mental illness
  • “An unusual and very impressive debut” – Bookseller

Product Details






Corgi Childrens

Date published

January 1st, 2015

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 336 pages


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