Hunter's heart

Green, J (2005) Hunter's heart. Puffin (Penguin Books). ISBN 0-141-31765-5

Item Type: Book

Novel for young adults. Also published in US by Carolrhoda (Lerner Books) New York, 2007, ISBN 0761394931. This is an original rites-of-passage story. Its significance lies in its exploration of the subtle and complex emotions of the young male protagonist, for a teenage audience. The writer's objectives were to explore the world from the viewpoint of a troubled 14-year-old boy, to tell an exciting story, to examine pressures on boys in contemporary society and issues of relationship and loyalty. Rigour was addressed by the author's reading of contemporary teenage fiction, by research into the landscape and history of West Cornwall for the fictionalised setting for the novel, and by the author's work with teenagers. The novel was very well-reviewed (Guardian, Times, Telegraph; Books for Keeps, Times Educational Supplement; Daily Mirror). Nicholas Tucker reviewing the novel in Books for Keeps called Green's writing 'engaged, perceptive and original', Dinah Hall in the Sunday Telegraph called the novel a 'superb portrayal of male adolescence'.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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