Half Bad Sally Green

Half Bad
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Auteur: Sally Green
Uitgever: Penguin Books UK
  • Engels
  • Druk: 1
  • 9780141350868
  • januari 2014
  • Onbekende bindwijze
  • 400 pagina's
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Sally Green

Sally Green woont in Noordwest-Engeland. Ze heeft verschillende banen gehad (betaalde en onbetaalde) en zelfs een echt beroep, maar uiteindelijk vond ze de tijd om de verhalen waar ze overdag over droomde op te schrijven. Ze is gek op lezen en wandelen, en minder koffiedrinken staat hoog op haar wensenlijstje. Half Zwart is haar debuut. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Sally Green, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Sally Green.


Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.
You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.
You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.
You've been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.
All you've got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.



Not since the Harry Potter books - yes, I said it! - have I felt so fully immersed in an author's creation... I couldn't be more stoked over Half Bad, and this launch novel of a trilogy truly deserves all the hype surrounding it - and much more... * Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books * Brilliantly paced with more than a few nasty surprises, Half Bad is a wickedly addictive read that will capture the imagination of any fan of YA fiction. * Starburst * Take our word for it, this book is going to be huge. * Stylist * A brilliant debut that is both deeply unique and unsettling, one that chilled me to the bone and broke my heart even as I sped through its pages. This will haunt you. * Marie Lu, author of Legend * Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written, Half Bad grips you from the first page and doesn't let go. * Michael Grant, author of Gone * Teens rejoice: the inheritor to Stephenie Meyer's crown has arrived. * Fiona Wilson, The Times * A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new Hunger Games,I suspect... Brilliant and utterly compelling - I loved it. * Kate Atkinson, author of Life after Life and Behind the Scenes of the Museum *

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  • Half bad .
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    • Spannend
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    Harry and Lyra visit a Brave New World. Black is (not necessarily) bad and white is about as far from good, pure and virtuous as one can get. Green's hero isn't merely a misfit--he's a juvenile delinquent, a thief and prone to violence. And oh yes, he is very, very appealing, with a story that is deeply moving for all its superficial familiarity.
    Young Nathan Byrne suffers from more than just adolescent raging hormones. The kid is practically feral, and becomes more so with each passing year. A functional illiterate (yes, you read that right) who would rather be beaten and tortured than attempt to learn his ABCs, this is an anti-hero who will make some squirm but many more care deeply about his journey through adolescence. A journey made possible, in part by muggings and petty thievery. Imagine Ron and Hermione rolling a banker to finance their search for the deathly hallows.

    The one reservation I have about the book is a host of very adult themes in a young adult book. Child abuse, child torture, murder, a mother's suicide, race hate/violence and sociopathy are all featured and prominently. I am familiar with all the arguments that video games are even more violent. The trouble with that is there is no video game I am aware of that depicts parental suicide. Or causes a 12 year old to imagine his mother taking her life. Or families killing other family members. Also, the author's abilities I have extolled above would, I imagine, make the realities of abuse and parental suicide all the more possible and imaginable. Is that where every 11, 12, and 13 year old should be going in their personal reading? I don't pretend to have the answers but think it important to pose the question in a public forum like this.
    These horrors do happen in the real world and I don't think children should be sheltered from it. Nor should they engage it before they are mature enough to do so. This is one book where thoughtful discussion, parental awareness and guidance are all extremely important when judging the book's suitability. I worry all that will get lost in the bestseller hype and hoopla should it take off as its publisher hopes .

    It isn't however, the job of writers to self censor. It is their job to create. In that, Sally Green has done marvelously well making the familiar seem fresh. giving new energy to tired archetypes. The result is original, gripping and I thought more than a bit surprising, and more than a bit disturbing. Half-Bad was an excellent book; it had good plot, lots of character development, and fun parts. I loved the main character and the other characters.

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    Ik ben helemaal weg van dit boek en deze serie is mijn nieuwste obsessie. Het is zo'n wonderlijke wereld met belangrijke onderliggende verwijzingen naar maatschappelijke kwesties zoals wij die kennen. Na dit boek heb ik ook Half Wild (het vervolg) gelezen en dat is ook een echte aanrader. Dus lezen dit boek!

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    Door dit boek weet je hoe het voelt om alleen te zijn, om niet 'gewilt' te zijn. Het is een mooi boek, ik genoot ervan. Vrienden genoten ervan. Je moet ervan houden om twists in boeken tegen te komen. Echt een aanrader

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Onbekende bindwijze
januari 2014
19,8 x 12,9 x 3 cm
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400 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
12 - 21 jaar


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