Book review: Boy in the Tower, by Polly Ho-Yen

Boy in the Tower, by Polly Ho-Yen
Boy in the Tower, by Polly Ho-Yen

This book tackles the important issues of fear, hope and friendship.

Ade loves living at the top of the tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn’t really like looking outside, but its going outside that she hates, she is happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it is safe.

But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn’t safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there is no way out.

Boy in the Tower, by Polly Ho-Yen, £12.99, www.randomhouse.co.uk