King Crow by Michael Stewart
Paul Cooper is an outsider. When he looks at people he wonders what bird they are. He finds making friends difficult especially when he has to move from school to school, so he obsesses about ornithology until he meets Ashley.
Winner of The Guardian's Not The Booker
World Book Night recommended read.
Michael Stewart is a fascinating new voice, and King Crow is a fine debut novel. Part action thriller, part psychological drama, part birding manual. I've come across nothing quite like it. It's a fantastic example of modern fiction at its innovative best.' Melvin Burgess
'A brilliant debut.' David Peace.