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Henry's Tumour by Anthony Mcgowan
  

Henry's Tumour

NewGen - YA Fiction   
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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’.

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Henry's Tumour by Anthony Mcgowan

Hector Brunty, has a dilemma: a talking brain tumour. Henry Tumour advises Hector on haircuts, high-fashion, and tactics for snogging the best-looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw. Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants ... before they both go under the knife?


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For style and wit, it is head and shoulders above most teen fiction published this year -- Amanda Craig * The Times * I loved, loved, loved this book. It's vivid, it's anarchic, it's unbearably cool . . . It's also very, very funny. There were moments when I had to put it down because I was howling with laughter . . . And if so much hilarity weren't enough, it's also very clever -- Jill Murphy * thebookbag.co.uk * A book to get teenage boys reading for the hell of it . . . A dark and funny book -- Phil Hogan * Observer * Definitely the funniest, most obscenely wise book I have read in a long time -- Theo Temple, Booktrust Teenage Prize judge * The Times * Every writer hates to hear the words stunning new talent applied to someone else, but in the case of Anthony McGowan nothing else will do -- Meg Rosoff


About the Author

Anthony McGowan was born in Manchester in 1965. Educated at a Catholic comprehensive, he won't say that his character's schooldays are exactly based on his own but he certainly writes from experience. Before turning to writing full-time, Anthony gained a PhD in Philosophy, worked as a nightclub bouncer, an Open University tutor, a journalist and a civil servant. He is married with two children. Henry Tumour is his second novel for teenagers, and is set in the same school as Hellbent, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Branford Boase Award.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 2007

Author

Anthony Mcgowan

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780099488231

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