Sally Green Half Bad

ISBN 13: 9780141353951

Half Bad

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9780141353951: Half Bad

"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive"-- "Time "magazine
"A bewitching new thriller." --" The Wall Street Journal"
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch--or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust--not even family, not even the girl he loves?
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, "Half Bad" is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

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Review:

A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick

"[A] grim and thrilling tale . . . an unforgettable protagonist"--"Publishers Weekly", starred review

"A horrifying, compelling trilogy that pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil. . . . Nathan's survival is tenuous and marvelous--and only just beginning."--"Booklist", starred review

"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive"--"Time "Magazine

"Green's "Half Bad" is much more than a book about witches. Her page-turner is a ruminative exploration of the nature of evil."--The Boston Globe"
"Energetic, gripping." --"School Library Journal"

"Nathan's harrowing quest to build a father-son relationship will compel readers to the sequel."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Rewards readers with a compelling story with plenty yet to resolve and a main character worth following in future installments." --"The Horn Book"

A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick
"Booklist"'s Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth

"[A] grim and thrilling tale . . . an unforgettable protagonist"--"Publishers Weekly", starred review

"A horrifying, compelling trilogy that pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil. . . . Nathan's survival is tenuous and marvelous--and only just beginning."--"Booklist", starred review

"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive"--"Time "Magazine

""Half Bad" makes stubborn, sly, near-illiterate Nathan genuinely engaging." --"New York Times"

"Green's "Half Bad" is much more than a book about witches. Her page-turner is a ruminative exploration of the nature of evil."--The Boston Globe"
"Energetic, gripping." --"School Library Journal"

"Nathan's harrowing quest to build a father-son relationship will compel readers to the sequel."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Rewards readers with a compelling story with plenty yet to resolve and a main character worth following in future installments." --"The Horn Book"

Praise and accolades for "Half Bad"

"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."--"Time "Magazine

"Genuinely engaging."--"The New York Times"

"Gripping."--"US Weekly"

"Bewitching."--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Captivating."--" Los Angeles Times"

"A page-turner."--"The Boston Globe"

"An epic journey."--D.J. MacHale, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Pendragon" and "Sylo"

"Brilliant and utterly compelling." --Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of "Life After Life"

"This will haunt you." --Marie Lu, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Legend"

"Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written." --Michael Grant, "New York Times" bestselling author of" Gone"

* "A thrilling tale . . . Unforgettable."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review

* "Marvelous."--"Booklist", starred review

A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick

Holder of two Guinness World Records

Optioned for film by FOX 2000

Rights sold in 50 international markets
Praise and accolades for "Half Bad"
"Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."--"Time "Magazine
"Genuinely engaging."--"The New York Times"
"Gripping."--"US Weekly"
"Bewitching."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Captivating."--" Los Angeles Times"
"A page-turner."--"The Boston Globe"
"An epic journey."--D.J. MacHale, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Pendragon" and "Sylo"
"Brilliant and utterly compelling." --Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of "Life After Life"
"This will haunt you." --Marie Lu, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Legend"
"Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written." --Michael Grant, "New York Times" bestselling author of" Gone"
* "A thrilling tale . . . Unforgettable."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review
* "Marvelous."--"Booklist," starred review
A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick
Holder of two Guinness World Records
Optioned for film by FOX 2000
Rights sold in 50 international markets

About the Author:

Sally Green lives in north-west England. She has had various jobs and even a profession but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can't stop. She used to keep chickens, makes decent jam, doesn't mind ironing, loves to walk in Wales even when it's raining, and will probably never jog again. She really ought to drink less coffee. "Half Bad "is her first novel.

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