Saw this at a bootsale & it's nearly falling apart, but it was 20p & looked like something nel would have put out & that back cover blurb is a winner. I seem to remember lions being a children's book imprint, but perhaps not. The author has another book listed on the back, anyone know anything else about this one?
Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Jul 14, 2010 23:11:20 GMT
As far as I know, this is a children's book - well, one for teenagers. I think Hinton was about 17 when she wrote it. She also wrote 'Rumblefish', another troubled teens opus.
Mind you, I only know about her as I recently discovered that her novel 'Hawke's Harbor' was originally written as a 'Dark Shadows' novel, but released with the characters' names changed (except for a few places where original character names were missed) when the publisher lost the DS license.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
It's a good read considering the author was a teenager when she wrote it. It's been reprinted many times, with lots of different cover art, though I've never seen this one, I'll have to dig my copies out and post them up. Made into a film as well.