The Piper's Son

The Piper's Son

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"A memorable portrait of first love, surviving grief, and the messy contradictions and fierce bonds that hold friends and family together." -- Booklist Printz Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca -- but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving. As his life hits rock bottom, Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son redefines what it means to go home again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 161 x 230 x 23mm | 408g
  • Cambrudge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0763660620
  • 9780763660628
  • 71,275

Review quote

A memorable portrait of first love, surviving grief, and the messy contradictions and fierce bonds that hold friends and family together
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Powerful and tragic, revealing a wonderful and realistically flawed family working hard to fix its deep damage. Marchetta masterfully demonstrates the depth of emotion--and love--the characters feel, sometimes in small but moving moments
--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Tom's confusion and regret at dealing with a burgeoning adulthood that's a pale, twisted shadow of his hopes are depicted with respect and realism, and the slowly unfolding picture of his past adds understanding without entirely getting him off the hook for his own misdeeds.
--Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books Marchetta uses smart dialogue, email messages, and a bit of humor to slowly draw readers into the complicated social dynamics. It's a joy to watch Tom reconnect with his friends, his music, his family, and Tara, the girl whose heart he broke
--School Library Journal The family dynamics are realistic, and the sincerity of the ache and joy of the characters as they come together will draw older teens to them rather than just the fictional plot.
--Foreword
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About Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner; Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Medal winner; Saving Francesca; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.
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Rating details

10,055 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 41% (4,152)
4 33% (3,334)
3 17% (1,727)
2 5% (509)
1 3% (333)
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