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An Angel For May

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  182 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Tam is unhappy at home and often takes refuge in the ruins of Thowt It Farm. But then one day he is transported back to the Second World War. Alone and afraid, he makes friends with May, who has been rescued from a bombed-out house. She tries to persuade him to stay at the farm, but Tam is afraid of being trapped in the past forever.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 29th 1994 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (first published 1992)
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Oct 02, 2011 Sally rated it it was ok
In present day (mid-1990s), Tam comes across a homeless woman whom everyone calls Rosey, as in Rosey Rubbish. She is described SO unsympathetically as the most disgusting creature ever. But he doesn't do the sensible thing and stay away from her, instead he ends up... wait for it... going back in time with her! And suddenly it's the 1940s and he's on a farm where he meets a young girl named May, who shares the same dog (like, the exact same dog) as 1990s Rosey. Which is kind of a big, screaming ...more
Jul 08, 2013 Lynne rated it really liked it
Having read Burgess' best known (and most infamous) work 'Junk' this didn't really appeal. I'm glad I stuck with it, it's a quick read and one that doesn't shy away from the controversial issues of mental health and homelessness, wrapped up in fantasy and time travel. Well worth reading.
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Soobie a 12 anni:

Bel libro. Tom è un ragazzo che scopre un passaggio temporale che lo porta negli anni della Seconda Guerra Mondiale dove conosce May, una ragazza che tutti credono un po' pazza. Però quando nel suo tempo scopre che la fattoria brucerà poco dopo, torna nel passato e scoprirà...
Aug 02, 2015 Magdalena rated it liked it
I really -really - liked the idea. But I found the story a bit slow and the ending a bit strange.

Also: curious how the same amount of time passes in both places, unlike all the books about travelling in time or between dimensions that I have read.
Sep 25, 2016 Yoshi added it
I didn't understand this book. I read all the stuff in it but I just didn't pick up why all the things happened. Like what did May have wrong with her and why did the old lady choose Tam to take back in time to see her past.
Feb 24, 2014 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really rather satisfying and atmospheric time-shift Y.A.novel about a bag-lady and a boy. The down and out all have a past!
Sheila M. Averbuch
Sep 07, 2015 Sheila M. Averbuch rated it really liked it
Superb characterisation
Apr 16, 2011 Bethany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
A beautiful book about love, friendship, patience and caring for humanity.
A short tale set in the 1990's with a surreal twist.
Feb 13, 2009 Lia rated it liked it
A very different sort of time travel book.
Halima Begum
Feb 09, 2013 Halima Begum rated it it was amazing
Better than Harry potter!
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Melvin Burgess is a British author of children's fiction. His first book, The Cry of the Wolf, was published in 1990. He gained a certain amount of notoriety in 1996 with the publication of Junk, which was published in the shadow of the film of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, and dealt with the trendy and controversial idea of heroin-addicted teenagers. Junk soon became, at least in Britain, one of ...more
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