River Boy

River Boy

3.69 (1,000 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He's determined to finish his last painting, 'River Boy', before he goes. At first Jess can't understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting. And when she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete - before it's too late ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 14mm | 117.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0192754440
  • 9780192754448
  • 94,680

Review quote

This is an elegiac novel for teenagers about coming to terms with death and bereavement. * The Guardian * One of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction * The Independent * River Boy is strong on mood and atmosphere. * The Guardian * Haunting, poetic and written with great feeling. * The Mail on Sunday * River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic . . . You are not the same person at the end of this book. * Carnegie Medal judges *show more

Rating details

1,000 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 27% (267)
4 31% (314)
3 30% (298)
2 9% (86)
1 4% (35)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X