Firstly I wish to thank Rachel Gilbey of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this blog tour for WOLF BOY by G.D. Sammon
Ever since Connor Meredith’s dad had died in mysterious circumstances, Connor had been able to see things. Strange things. Connor and his mum had been forced to move house and school. The shock of his father’s unexplained death, while on a mission with the Army Reserves, led to Connor having psychological therapy once a month. And no wonder …
Because Connor had been struck blind by the shock, yet somehow he could still see – with his mind. Connor had experienced a series of waking nightmares in his room. Creatures battled under his bed at night, and the yellow glowing eyes of a wolf glared at him from his wardrobe doors. One night Connor decided to investigate the wolf in the wardrobe, taking him on a fantastic adventure to a world dominated by wolf people, in constant battle with hideous forest creatures led by a cruel human.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a brilliant book that middle grade children will just read over and over again. Connor is a super character to be hero material in this story as he fights his own personal battles and turmoil of his own life. A battle to gain control again of a mind too young to want to deal with the harsh realities of life.
The tragic and mysterious death of his father had just been too much to cope with and so his mind had closed down his ability to see anything else. Connor was blind through the shock of it all but in the night, in his room, he saw things that no-one else could see like the wolf stood inside the wardrobe door watching until one night Connor went to see what else was in there………………
This is such a cool story with a gripping opening that just sparks your imagination from the beginning. Ulf, the wolf from the wardrobe is in need of Connor’s help as this hidden world is facing terrible hardships from a raging war. The creatures at war with the wolves and this hidden world are described in such way that the words themselves made vivid illustrations in my mind. Each one feeling real, solid and individual rather than a mass. It brings with it characters that you hang on to and don’t have any problem remembering who they are with the few selected to have more of a drop back story about them.
A story that has that feel of familiarity in many ways that I recognised but unique in its own right too. This is a stand alone novella but it would be great if more adventures were to come from the wardrobe in the future.
I wish to thank Rachel Gilbey for an e-copy of this book which I have honestly reviewed.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gerry Sammon is a journalist and former newspaper editor based in Bolton, Lancashire.
From September 2015 he has been a tutor in Media Law at News Associates in Manchester, an award-winning private training provider, tutoring trainee journalists in media law and ethics. He also teaches media law to students at Manchester Metropolitan University, and at the University of Central Lancashire based in Preston.
He has travelled widely, both for business and on family holidays.
The idea for Wolf Boy came from a dream my daughters used to have when they were small children. The elder daughter would dream there was a wolf in the wardrobe (this is how our adventure begins in Wolf Boy), and my youngest daughter had a dream that a crocodile lived under her bed.
Gerry is married, with two grown-up daughters
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/GerrySammon.author/
WordPress author blog: https://gerrysammon.wordpress.com/
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