Rook | Anthony McGowan
Rook is a novel for less confident readers which nonetheless carries a huge amount of emotion in its exploration of the relationship between brothers Nicky and Kenny and the ways in which separation brings the pair closer. A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the scruffy bird will make it, but then Nicky has plenty else to worry about. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+.