October Book Club Choice: "The Weight of a Thousand Feathers" by Brian Conaghan

Conaghan Thousand Feathers www.goodreads.com
NEWS / 2 October 2018

This month's Book Club choice is Brian Conaghan's latest book, "The Weight of a Thousand Feathers". Mr. Conaghan - a Costa Children's Book Award winner - taught in Stratford a number of years ago and Stratford is always delighted to feature his latest publication. Senior students may borrow the book from the library.

According to goodreads.com, "The Weight of a Thousand Feathers" explores the experience of a young carer of his mum who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  "Child experts will tell you that I'm way too young to carry such a burden of responsibility on my tender shoulders. But really, what do they know?' Who is Bobby Seed? He's just your average sixteen-year-old - same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Dull, dull, dull.

 But then there's the Bobby Seed who's a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to sponge her clean three times a week and try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, to rub his back when he's stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak. That's Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different ..."

Listen to the author describe the book in a recent interview:

[Video: Youtube.com]

Ms. O'Kelly

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