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This Week I Am Reading… Lark by Anthony McGowan

Thursday 9 February 2023

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive...

Winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal, this is the fourth and final installment in McGowan's quartet of novellas, about brothers Nicky and Kenny. Filled with characters who are scruffy, charming and wonderfully real, Lark is a tender story that reminds us of the power of nature, and the comfort and perils it can deliver. An engaging and accessible book for reluctant or Dyslexic readers, this series is also available as a print copy or E-book from Barrington Stoke.