Author(s): Anthony McGowan
Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive.
A thrilling adventure intertwined with a poignant tale of brotherly love, Lark is a masterclass in storytelling and the perfectly pitched endnote to these critically acclaimed novellas.
Reading Age 9, Interest Age Teen
An uncompromising and heart-breaking end to the story of Nicky and Kenny, the beloved brothers of the Carnegie-shortlisted Rook, beautifully told in McGowan's gritty and deeply moving prose.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2020
Anthony McGowan is the author of many critically acclaimed YA novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour and The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which has been released as a film. He won the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award and has been shortlisted for a raft of other major children's literature prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Rook in 2018. McGowan was born in Manchester, attended school in Leeds and now lives in London.