The Boy with Two Heads
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The Boy with Two Heads

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How would you feel if you woke up and found another head growing out of your neck? A living, breathing, TALKING head, with a rude, sharp tongue and an evil sense of humour. It knows all your darkest thoughts and it's not afraid to say what it thinks . . . to ANYBODY. That's what happens to eleven-year-old Richard Westlake, and life becomes very, very complicated. Part thriller, part horror, part comedy - this is one of the most riveting novels about fear and friendship that you will ever read. Andy Mulligan won the 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and his international bestseller, Trash, is now a major film - directed by Stephen Daldry and with screenplay by Richard Curtis.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 40g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552573477
  • 9780552573474
  • 84,534

Review quote

"[A] simple, funny and very engaging premise . . . Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance." -- Josh Lacey * Guardian * "Mulligan certainly delivers in this extraordinary examination of grief . . . A highly original, emotionally-charged black comedy/thriller. A worthy successor to Mulligan's excellent Trash." -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * "I really enjoyed this funny, sad and truthful fable . . . Mulligan makes a great deal of friendship and the huge source of strength and support it can be." * The Book Bag * "A poignant and heart-warming story about life and all the hardships and troubles that this can bring . . . A fascinating and brilliant read . . . Another blinding story from Andy Mulligan, which delivers the unexpected with superb imaginative qualities." -- Vincent Ripley * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books * "Fast-paced and irresistibly readable. Two heads, it appears, really are better than one" -- Michael Cart * Booklist *show more

About Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years, before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and Drama in Britain, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Andy's novel Trash has been published in twenty-two languages and is now a Bafta-nominated major film directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.show more

Review Text

"Fast-paced and irresistibly readable. Two heads, it appears, really are better than one"show more

Back cover copy

Who says two heads are better than one? How would you feel if you woke up to find another head growing out of your neck? If knows all your darkest throughts and it's not afraid to say what it thinks . . . to ANYBODY. That's what happens to eleven-year-old Richard Westlake, and his life becomes very, very complicated. Part thriller, part horror story, part comedy – this is one of the most riveting novels about fear and friendship that you will ever read. 'Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance' Guardian 'A poignant, imaginative take on adolescence' The Times Andy Mulligan is the author of the international bestseller, Trash: now a major film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis. 'A THRILLING STORY' The Timesshow more

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170 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 21% (36)
4 33% (56)
3 32% (54)
2 10% (17)
1 4% (7)
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