Gift for a Gift, A

Maeve, Henry

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Synopsis: In exchange for giving her family desperately needed financial assistance, Michael, a mysterious stranger, demands that Fran give him her constant companionship forever--even after death.

From School Library Journal: Grade 6-9-- Fran Kelly is caught in a web of circumstances: her father has abandoned the family and gone to live with another woman; her mother has retreated into a haze of mental illness; her 13-year-old brother Lee is going wild; youngest brother Nigel is needy; and Fran is in charge by default. When she desperately flees into the early morning streets, a house beckons her. Inside she finds Michael, a lonely, mysterious man with magical powers, and a dying woman held somehow in his clutches. Michael makes Fran an attractive offer, ``a gift for a gift''--he can grant her anything she likes, if only she promises to stay with him forever. This tightly woven, suspenseful British novel is set dramatically against the background of Michael's tricks--stuffed birds that come alive, wingless flights over the city, and his manipulation of the dying Hilary. Enhancing the mood is the portrayal of the impoverished, loveless household that Fran dreams of holding together. Hilary, Fran, and Michael emerge through dialogue as intense, complex characters. Other personae remain one-dimensional, although certainly compelling. This Gift is not only a good read but also a moving contemporary tale in the sensuous, dark style of Margaret Mahy. --Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA
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Title: Gift for a Gift, A
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