Recommended by Paul Brackenridge
Form and genre: Prose – three short novellas
Length: 384 pages
Summary: A collection of three short novellas about the relationship between two brothers, one with learning difficulties, who live in poverty in Yorkshire.
Age recommendation and challenging content: Some mild bad language and mild violence, possible upsetting themes of separation and living in poverty. Would recommend for Year 8 and above.
Notable reasons for recommending this book: Designed to be friendly to dyslexic readers. Of literary value. Themes of masculinity and poverty may link in well to a number of GCSE texts.
Other useful information: See also ‘Lark’ which is the fourth and final book in the series.