What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
A year on from the death of Owen's mum, and his dad is still struggling to cope. Owen desperately wants to help him but he doesn't know how. All he knows is that when his dad writes stories, his eyes light up, and everything seems a little bit better.
As his dad begins to write again, Owen soon realises that he is somehow being written (against his will) into the story, in which a terrifying storm of darkness threatens to consume his hometown. He is torn between wanting to live a normal life with his friends and football trials, and knowing that writing is helping his dad battle his grief.
Stormwalker is a gripping read from start to finish, and sensitively deals with issues of grief and loss. The story weaves in and out of the two worlds seamlessly, keeping us on the edge and well and truly hooked.