The Colour of the Sun

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit summit at the top of the little Tyneside town, in search of the killer.

But as the day passes, it becomes ever more dramatic and strange. Davie sees things on the hillside that show him that amongst immorality, there can be kindness, and in darkness, there is a chance of hope.

David Almond returns to deliver a powerful story centring around the acceptance of loss of one’s childhood after a parent’s death and the journey towards adulthood, which is portrayed beautifully in this coming-of-age novel.

Note: there are a couple of instances of swearing.

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