|This story takes place in one day of Davie’s life in Tyneside, his small town home. He takes off on a journey after what appears to be the murder of a boy he knows. Half real and half imagined, he meets characters from his town, which has rival gangs,. Davie thinks he knows who the murderer is. As the story progresses, it gets harder to fathom what is real. The ending is brilliant and leaves readers feeling positive and hopeful. The book is beautifully written. mjw|
|Title: The Color Of The Sun
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Original Language: English
Original Publisher: Hachette Children’s Group. U.K.
Original Copyright: 2018
Hardcover pages: 224
Age range: 12 up
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Book setting: England
Author’s ethnicity: English
Author’s residence: Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
Awards: Hans Christian Andersen Medal, Carnegie Medal
Subjects: Adventure, Coming of Age, Death and dying, Violence, Young adult boys