The Savage

A boy learns to deal with the death of his father and the bullying that has followed by writing his own story about a Savage living in the nearby woods. Initially this is a secret, but when one night his baby sister is heard crying, he decides to share part of the story with his mother and sister to try to cheer and comfort them. But the more he writes, the more the lines between reality and fiction begin to blur. He writes about getting his own back on the bully, only to find the next day that the bully bears the marks of the attack. How can this be? Has the Savage come to life? In another trip to the woods, the boy ends up learning more about himself than he had expected. A graphic and emotive story, you’ll be best placed as a parent to consider when your child is ready for this one.

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