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Tender Morsels

By: Margo Lanagan

Liga’s life is harsh. It is full of darkness and cruelty. Things hard to speak of. From all this misery natural magic creates a sanctuary for this broken woman and her daughters. But a magic sanctuary can’t totally prevent the real world from intruding in harsh and unexpected ways. It cannot keep everyone safe. What happens when questions cause you to seek? What happens when a girl decides she wants to know more, to grow and to be protected no longer?

This is a densely written, elaborately developed world that admirably houses a story that explores the extremes of nature from it’s gentler forms to it’s harshest evils. This is a story of life, love, pain, happiness and heartbreak with magic woven through.

Due to the dark nature of one of it’s topics (sexual assault) and the fractured points of view, I wouldn’t recommend this book for younger readers but as always a recommendation like that is purely subjective.

Tender Morsels is a winner of  the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and and Honor book in the Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in YA Literature.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: 09 February 2010

Format: Paperback 436 pages

Categories: Fantasy, Bullying, Abuse, Family Issues

ISBN 13: 9780375843051

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