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Henry's Tumour

by Anthony Mcgowan

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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Winner of the Booktrust teenage prize in 2006, Henry Tumour is exceedingly funny, compulsive, thought-provoking, challenging, dark and tragic by turns. As Mal Peet, another author of brilliant teenage fiction said, ‘Henry Tumour is a boisterous, anarchic, frequently vulgar comedy. It is also a wise, sensitive, questioning novel about the opposing forces that make us what we are’.


Henry's Tumour Synopsis

Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter-ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high-fashion, and tactics for snogging the best-looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw. Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is quite enough, but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make more decisions about Hector's life than he'd like.

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Publication date: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385608619
Publication date: 6th April 2006
Author: Anthony Mcgowan
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,

About Anthony Mcgowan

Anthony McGowan is the author of many critically acclaimed YA novels and won the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award and has been shortlisted for a raft of other major children’s literature prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Rook in 2018. McGowan was born in Manchester, attended school in Leeds and now lives in London.

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