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The Changeover

Margaret Mahy

4 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.

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

'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.

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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'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

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Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

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