The Lost Soul
By: Zana Fraillon
Location: FIC FRA
Genre: Fantasy, Friendship, Homelessness
A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow.
"It's a story about loyalty, betrayal and the importance of memories and how they shape who we are."
A boy awakens in the Afterlife, with a pocketful of vague memories, a key, a raven, and a mysterious Atlas to guide him as he sets out to piece together the mystery of his final moments...
Back on Earth, Twiggy is a street kid with a missing dad. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends, better even than blood family itself. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest to the even-poorer. Life is good, as long as they have each other. But the all-powerful Boss who rules the streets has other plans.
Loyalty will be tested, and a cruel twist of fate will lead to an act of ultimate betrayal that will tear the friends apart ...forever?
"This book is an amazing mix of fantasy and realism. It is written so amazingly well that you just can't put it down. It reminds you of the problems some people have described in such a meaningful way.
All the characters have so much depth that you almost become friends with them. The book really makes you feel like you're there. This is my most favourite book ever written. I hope you enjoy it too." Mani
"A glorious questing fantasy with expertly imagined realms and a story of family and love and belonging which shines a light on homelessness and poverty as a part of our society which is usually banished to the shadowy corners.
This novel has a big-hearted social message AND it is a brilliant, emotionally satisfying adventure for young readers 10+ with snappy smart characters and deeply moving tear-jerking moments