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Frances O’Roarke Dowell
I had to buy the book called Chicken Boy. How can you not buy a book called Chicken Boy?
I was only a little disappointed it wasn’t about a chicken-boy hybrid monster that terrorises all who get in its way.
Tobin is a young lad whose mum has died, dad isn’t quite able to fill her shoes and Granny is not quite all there. He’s failing at school and has little hope for a future, until he meets Henry. Henry likes chickens.
It’s a story of friendship, having faith in your friends and in yourself, aimed at 11- 13 year olds.