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Heaven Eyes

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,286 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists -- at least most of the ti ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published October 8th 2002 by Laurel Leaf (first published June 15th 2000)
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Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading this when I was 11 years old when I was in Primary school.

I loved this book the first time I read it, and although I read my childhood books a little differently to how I used to, I still loved this book. It's still as good as I remember it.

This is a great book and can recommend it all children under 12, and all those re-reading. It's still just as magical.
Melika Khoshnezhad
دیوید آلموند تنها با کتاب "اسکلیگ" که کتاب مقدس کودکی من بود، تبدیل شده بود به یکی از نویسندگان مورد علاقه ام. چند روز پیش اتفاقی این کتاب رو دیدم تو کتاب فروشی و سریع برداشتمش تا بعد از این همه سال باز جادوی دیوید الموند در برم بگیره. نمی دونم به خاطر زمان بود یا واقعا اسکلیگ جادویی تر بود، این اصلا به پای اون نمی رسید اما جادوی الموند در برم گرفت. چشم بهشتی، ارین، ژانویه و موش منو بردن به دنیایی که رویا و واقعیت با هم قاطی می شن و دیگه نمی تونی از هیچی مطمئن باشی. از تنها چیزی که مطمئنم اینه ک ...more
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite books from childhood.
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of kid-ficiton, UK fiction & the Dalai Lama
Wow. I stumbled onto Heaven Eyes at the library used bookstore where I volunteer, totally ignoring the 50-some books I know I want to read & gobbling this up almost in one sitting after reading the first few pages. It's that most unusual of books, a small novel (both in length & scope of story) that is equally accessible to older kids, teens, and "grown-ups."

David Almond is an alleged grown-up but his ability to write first person as a 12(?) year old girl is uncanny: every word from Erin
Emma Long
'Heaven Eyes' tells the story of a young orphan, Erin, who runs away from Whitegates with her friend January Carr, and their uninvited guest, Mouse. Their journey begins on a makeshift raft along a river. Going with the ebbs and flows of the current they are soon marooned on the dark mud bank of the Black Middens. Guided by the spiritual comfort and voice of her mother, Erin pulls the raft to safety. Here the three orphans meet a strange web fingered girl with bright eyes and blonde hair, Heaven ...more
Cynthia Egbert
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-and-read
I am going to offer a quote from the book as my review.

"My story could have been a sad, sad tale. All stories could be sad, sad tales: the stories of my friends and of all the others. But they are not sad tales. We have each other, and our stories mix and mingle like the twisting currents of a river. We hold each other tight as we spin and lurch across our lives. There are moments of great joy and magic. The most astounding things can lie waiting as each day dawns, as each page turns...Like all
Jan 20, 2009 rated it liked it
I'm still trying to figure this one out. I hesitate to give it more than three stars, because I think the truth is I'm not caught up with Almond. I certainly recommend Kit's Wilderness before I recommend this book, but there is something awfully fascinating about this story. Heaven Eyes is the name of a girl who lives a mysterious life alone with her "grandpa," who spends his days caretaking an abandoned warehouse and his nights digging in the "dark Dark Middens." There is treasure in the Midden ...more
Linda Hartlaub
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A charming young adult book that takes three "damaged" children from their group home on an adventure of their lives. Set in England, the three friends set out for freedom from their home, the aides and headmistress. Lack of communication between the authority figures and the kids makes it a believable scenario.

The dialect of Heaven Eyes makes it a little hard to focus on the conversations, but if you can get beyond that, it is a sweet book of friendship, loyalty and love.
Dec 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, translated
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David Almond is a British children's writer who has penned several novels, each one to critical acclaim. He was born and raised in Felling and Newcastle in post-industrial North East England and educated at the University of East Anglia. When he was young, he found his love of writing when some short stories of his were published in a local magazine. He started out as an author of adult fiction be ...more
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