by Keith Gray
I think the book is truly interesting, very intense, it has an attractive content. It holds your attention till the end. I also think the events are logically connected, the book includes several various characters and it is also nicely concluded.
Why the name Malarkey?
But why did the author choose the name Malarkey?
As we know the gang in the book chooses Malarkey to take the fall for their acts. In the book it is said that is because he stands out, he is knew, he doesn't have his group of people who would protect him. So he is an outsider, somehow has no meaning in school. But that is just my opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keith Gray has also been a judge for some literary awards and he also writes reviews of teenage fiction for The Guardian and The Scotsman.
He was the first ever Virtual Writer in Residence for Scottish Book Trust in 2008 - he comissioned and edited short stories written by his favourite authors and produced creative writing videos to inspire young writers.
He lives in Edinburgh and says he writes books for the reluctant boy reader he was.
Here are some interesting videos about creative writing by Keith Gray:
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
If you read the book:
- Which character did you find the most interesting? Why?
- Did you like the ending? Would you change anything?
- How would you react if you were in Malarkey's situation?