Author(s): Nikki Sheehan
Wake up, Boy. Wake up.
I 'm bored.
Time passes slowly in here, just you and me.
The kennel has been J.C.'s and his dog Boy 's home, ever since JC 's new foster father locked them inside.
JC tells Boy about how he came to his country and his chaotic life beforehand- his family; the orphanage; the hurricane that swept everything away.He also tells him about when everything changed. His foster mother Melanie brought a new light into his life and brought him to her home country.
That was before JC and Boy did something bad, something very bad. Just before their punishment, just before the kennel. Now their foster father is getting sicker, Melanie still isn 't home, and JC and Boy realize that they have to try and escape . . .
"With a unique voice, Nikki Sheehan creates a story that is both dark, yet filled with hope. It's one of those books that you want to re-read again and again. Stunning and unforgettable." -- Lisa Heathfield, author of Seed and Paper Butterflies 'Goodnight, Boy is a unique book. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully constructed.' -- Brian Conaghan, winner of the 2016 Costa Children's Book Award 'A hauntingly original and heartbreakingly beautiful novel' -- Sarah Crossan, winner of the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal 'Wonderful, heartfelt and beautiful ... utterly unpredictable' -- Piers Torday on Swan Boy 'A moving story about grief, resilience and courage' Financial Times on Swan Boy
Nikki Sheehan is a freelance journalist and a mentor at Little Green Pig, helping young people to be creative with words. Her previous book, Swan Boy, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She has three children and lives in Brighton.