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The Changeover

Margaret Mahy

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Children's Fiction, Fantasy romance (Teenage)

Winner of the 1984 Carnegie Medal, The Changeover is a timeless classic repackaged for a new generation with a foreword by Elizabeth Knox.

'A gorgeous, strange, unforgettable story . . . I more than loved it.' Laini Taylor

'Original and unforgettable - a seamless combination of supernatural thriller and teenage love story.' The Guardian

Carnegie Award Winning Novel!

'A gorgeous, strange, unforgettable story . . . I more than loved it.' - Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Now a major motion picture staring Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey and Lucy Lawless.

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'A clammy hand pressed Laura down to her knees beside Jacko's bed. It was the hand of terror, nothing less.'

It was a warning. Laura felt it when she looked in the mirror that morning. There had been others: the day her father left home, the day she met Sorensen - the boy with the strange silver eyes.

But nothing had prepared Laura for the horror of today. And now her little brother, Jacko, was fighting for his life after being sucked dry of his youth by the sinister Carmody Braque.

Laura knows there is only one way to save Jacko; she must join Sorensen and use his supernatural powers to change over if there is to be any hope for her little brother.


'It is rare to find a novel which captures so well the changeover from child to adult, and from what is real in the mind to what is real outside.' The Times Literary Supplement

'The best supernatural young adult fiction around. With Stephen King power and Mahy's own class and polish.' Kirkus Review

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Praise for The Changeover

  • It is rare to find a novel which captures so well the changeover from child to adult, and from what is real in the mind to what is real outside. - The Times Literary Supplement

  • The best supernatural young adult fiction around. With Stephen King power and Mahy's own class and polish. - Kirkus Review

  • Original and unforgettable - a seamless combination of supernatural thriller and teenage love story. - The Guardian

  • Startlingly original and refreshing -- the most powerful novel this versatile and idiosyncratic author has written - British Book News

  • A gorgeous, strange, unforgettable story . . . I more than loved it. - Laini Taylor

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Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012.

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