Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket - a middle grade book about being different... (with a lesbian balloonist couple)

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a horror of being noticed, want desperately for Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who he is. And when the unthinkable happens, Barnaby finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world. From Brazil to New York, Canada to Ireland, and even to space, the floating boy meets all sorts of different people — including a lesbian hot air balloonist couple - and discovers who he really is along the way.

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1 comment:

Christa @ More Than Just Magic said...

I reviewed this earlier this year and thought it was a really great middle grade read. Absolutely adorable