Secret Heart (Google eBook)
Joe Maloney is out of place in this world. His mother wants him to be a man, and he can’t be that yet. His only friend, Stanny Mole, wants to teach him how to kill, and Joe can’t learn that. Joe’s mind is always somewhere else: on the weird creatures he sees in the distant sky, the songs he hears in the air around him, the vibrations of life he feels everywhere. Everybody laughs at Joe Maloney.
And then a tattered circus comes to town, and a tiger comes for him. It leads him out into the night, and nothing in Joe Maloney’s world is ever the same again.
The transformative power of imagination and beauty flows through this story of a boy who walks where others wouldn’t dare to go, a boy with the heart of a tiger, an unlikely hero who knows that sometimes the most important things are the most mysterious.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Secret HeartUser Review - Tasia - Goodreads
I guess I didn't get it. (view spoiler)[ It started off with a good premise, but as it went on… I suppose it wasn't my style. The plot is thin-- Joe has to bring the spirit of the tiger into the ... Read full review
Review: Secret HeartUser Review - Stephanie A. - Goodreads
I like beautiful writing as much as the next person, but this story had no plot! At least, not one that I understood. I was so confused. About everything. Read full review
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