The Savage by David Almond (Dave McKean, Illustrator)

I picked up The Savage at Half Price Books for a dollar. I loved the last David Almond book I picked up in this fashion; plus I was intrigued by the hybrid graphic/novel aspect. Blurb? Blurb: Blue Baker is writing a story — not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after — a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that’s what life’s really like. At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper, the town bully, started knocking him and...

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The Savage by David Almond (Dave McKean, Illustrator)

I picked up The Savage at Half Price Books for a dollar. I loved the last David Almond book I picked up in this fashion; plus I was intrigued by the hybrid graphic/novel aspect. Blurb? Blurb: Blue Baker is writing a story — not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after — a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that’s what life’s really like. At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper, the town bully, started knocking him and...

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