The Book of Lost Things

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Hodder, 2007 - Bereavement in children - 502 pages
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As 12-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and fantasy world begin to blend. Bad things start to happen, and David is propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary 'Book of Lost Things'.

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This was my first novel by this author, whom I have read good things about (the author, that is). This is a tale about growing up, I think it was meant for a more Young Adult crowd, than an adult one ... Read full review

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User Review  - ViragoReads - LibraryThing

This was a re-read and I had definitely forgotten just how dark this boom was! The story follows young David who is struggling with the loss of his mother. There is a war on, and David's father has ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, the co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

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