“Set in a vividly imagined world with wonderful steampunk touches, Pantomime is a fable-like story as beautifully unique as its main character.” – Malinda Lo , authorof Ash , Huntress , and Adaptation “Micahis the most wonderful, complex, brave and contemporary teenage hero I’ve read, facing issuesof identity and responsibility that will resound with any reader who has felt like an outsider. Pantomime is loving in its detail but hints at so much scope to come, it feels likethe set up for an epic sequel. I raced through this book, desperate to know what happens next. ‘Look out behind you’ Robin Hobb…” - Bryony Pearce , authorof Angel’s Fury and winner ofthe 2012 Leeds Book Award “Welcome toa world of shills and showmen, fading tech and circus freaks,where nothingand no-one is what it appears. An absorbing, accomplished debut.” - Elspeth Cooper , authorof the Wild Hunt series “Who hasn’t dreamed off running off and joining
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the
circus? Laura Lam’s Micah does just that, discoveringa world of clownsand acrobats, con menand tricksters, corruption and incompetent doctors, and maybe more about himself. I look forwardto more from this author.” - Brian Katcher , author of Almost Perfectand winner ofthe 2011 Stonewall Children’s
But Gene and
Young Adult Literature Award “In PANTOMIME, Laura Lam has created a world which will take your breath away, and characters you will never want to leave. Enchanting.” - Lou Morgan , author of Blood and Feathers “A lyrical, stunningly written debut novel, which set my heart racing with every lift of the trapeze. InMicah wehave oneof the most original –and likeable – protagonists I’ve readin a long time. An author to watch, without a doubt.” - Amy McCulloch , authorof The Oathbreaker’s Shadow
Shelfari edited the description of Pantomime Friday, November 16, 2012.