Rowan the Strange

Rowan the Strange

3.93 (258 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$29.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


How does a doctor examine a person's brain? They won't use any knives on me, will they? Rowan knows he is strange. But dangerous? He didn't mean to scare his sister. In his right mind, he wouldn't hurt a fly. But there's a place he can go where they say they can fix his mind ...Beyond the bars on the window, England is at war. Behind them, Rowan's own battle is only just beginning. This amazing story gives a thought-provoking look at life in an asylum and the experimental treatments practised at the start of the Second World War. For Rowan, nobody could ever have predicted the effect these treatments would have . .
show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192729209
  • 9780192729200
  • 342,004

Review quote

I couldn't put this book down . . . This is quite possibly the most amazing work of children's fiction I've read in the last two years . . . The characters are absolutely fantastic, stunningly realised and brought to the page with such gusto that I didn't want it to end * BookBag * An original story with an unusual and many-layered background * Guardian * Hearn is skilled at conveying the place and the time, but it is in the detail of human interactions that her novel is particularly remarkable * Sunday Times *
show more

Rating details

258 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 31% (80)
4 40% (104)
3 21% (53)
2 7% (19)
1 1% (2)

Our customer reviews

I thought this book was amazing, thrilling and an all-round classic. When Rowan was in hospital he was taken away from the war more
by Eleanor
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