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On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell, who has different-colored eyes, who “can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright,” sees things differently than the rest of the “train-track thinkers.” So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big.
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Sally Gardner is an award-winning author. As a student, she was branded “un-teachable” and expelled from various schools, until she was eventually diagnosed at the age of twelve as being severely dyslexic. She is now an avid spokesperson for dyslexia. “Dyslexia is like a Rubik’s Cube,” she says. “It takes time to work out how to deal with it, but once you do, it can be the most wonderful gift.” Sally Gardner lives in London.Review:
Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book. -- Meg Rosoff, award-winning author of HOW I LIVE NOW The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice... -- Lorna Bradbury * The Telegraph * startlingly original, horribly gripping ... an inspirational [story] which deserves many prizes. -- Amanda Craig * The Times * This novel is a celebration of the refusal of the human spirit to be crushed and in Standish, Gardner has created a hero to be cherished. -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * ... a unique and compelling read * The Bookseller (Children's Booksellers' Choice: September) * Maggot Moon is a fast-paced, tough and heartbreaking story. I loved it * We Love This Book * ... Maggot Moon is an unusual, deeply moving and thought-provoking story, which has clear potential to become a modern classic * Booktrust's 'September book we like' * ... a remarkable novel * Books for Keeps * This novel will just blow you away -- Emma Louise Pennell * Waterstones Chichester * a story that is rich in drama and ideas -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids * Quite simply, it is a book you have to read. * Bookbag * Fans of the dystopia genre and conspiracy theorists alike will be flipping the pages of this gem. The story moves at a gripping pace with clever use of language, providing vivid characterization ad setting, while the unexpected twists in the plot will leave readers stunned * Recommended Reads, Children's Books Ireland * [Standish's] use of language because of (not despite of) his dyslexia is idiosyncratic poetry, full of fizzing wordplay and deadpan humour. Gardner's novels have always been thought-provoking but she flexes her writing muscles here and Standish is an utterly unique creation, impossible not to love. * The Scotsman *
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