The Piper’s Son

The award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw, compelling novel about a family’s hard-won healing on the other side of trauma.

Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget. Shooting for oblivion, he’s hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper’s Son redefines what it means to go home again.

– From the publisher

This book is well writen and held my interest really well i did not want to put the book down i was so sad when i finished the book. I gave it four stars out of five because i wish it had more.

Review by Lauren Labrador, Cyprus High School
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: High School

The Piper’s Son
Written by Melina Marchetta
Candlewick Press
328 pages
Release Date: March 8, 2011
ISBN: 9780763647582 (hardcover)

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