Half World

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Penguin Young Readers Group, Apr 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Melanie Tamaki is human?but her parents aren?t. They are from Half World, a Limbo between our world and the afterlife, and her father is still there. When her mother disappears, Melanie must follow her to Half World?and neither of them may return alive. Imagine Coraline as filmed by the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Howl?s Moving Castle), or Neil Gaiman collaborating with Charles de Lint. Half World is vivid, visceral, unforgettable, a combination of prose and images that will haunt you.

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

I liked the somewhat unconventional presentation of this book, with illustrations (beautifully done). The familiarity of Vancouver as a setting was fun to read. But the characters and plot weren't ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2Mu - LibraryThing

Finally! A unique and imaginative YA fiction. I love this book for many reasons. For starters, it is creepy, violent, and gory. Reader beware, the imagery will stick with you. It had a very relatable ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

HIROMI GOTO is a Coquitlam, B.C. fiction writer, cultural critic, arts advocate, youth organizer, and teacher of creative writing. Her first novel, "Chorus of Mushrooms", received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean and Canada) and was co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award.

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