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Half Bad (Half Bad 1) - Sally Green

Half Bad (Half Bad 1) - Sally Green

Title: Half Bad

Author:  Sally Green

ISBN:  9780141354309

Weight:  764 g

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Half Bad by Sally Green

‘You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.

You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.

You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.

You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.

All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys.  And do that before your seventeenth birthday.  Easy.’

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled like a dog, trained to kill.  In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus.

Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers – before it’s too late.  But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Peer & Press Reviews

A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight.  The new Hunger Games,I suspect… Brilliant and utterly compelling – I loved it.

Kate Atkinson

A brilliant debut that is both deeply unique and unsettling, one that chilled me to the bone and broke my heart even as I sped through its pages.  This will haunt you.

Marie Lu, author of Legend

Bibliographic Info

Title:Half Bad
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Series:Half Bad trilogy - book 1
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Branford Boase Award 2015 – shortlist

YA Book Prize 2015 (inaugural year) – shortlist

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (best for teens) – shortlist

Media adaptationFox 2000 agreed a film deal for the book in April 2013, naming Karen Rosenfelt as the producer.
Book Stats
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780141354309
ISBN 10:0141354305
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):223 x 142 x 35mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Mark Allen
Jacket design:Tim Green, Faceout Studio
Jacket images:Tanya Constantine / Blend Images / Getty Images | WIN-Initiative / Getty Images

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