The Resource Maximillian Fly, Angie Sage

Maximillian Fly, Angie Sage

Label
Maximillian Fly
Title
Maximillian Fly
Statement of responsibility
Angie Sage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Maximillian Fly, a roach-human hybrid, helps two young humans escape from the Bartizan's eye, only to find himself a key player in a deadly war between roaches and humans"--
Storyline
Tone
Review
Grades 5-7 /* Starred Review */ In an unusually dark and brutal outing, the creator of the Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie series sets a persecuted family and friends—some of whom have been genetically altered into big flying insects disparagingly known as Roaches—in a dismal dystopian town called Hope that has huddled under a force field since a contagion swept Earth generations before. Nearly all the major characters take narrator or point-of-view turns, but Maximillian, a young bug damaged in both body and spirit after being brought up by a toxic mother sets the mood: “Roach and Wingless alike, we are all prisoners of Hope.” Sage exploits both sides of this double entendre by pulling out an improbably happy ending from a tale in which blood, vomit, poisons, cruelty both physical and psychological, wanton destruction, terror, torture, a parental rift that has deepened into psychotic hatred (on one side, anyway), and a barely averted mass killing of children all feature. Shaken readers, at least those of an analytical bent, will appreciate the author’s dexterity, as well as the way she uses mistaken, misunderstood, or misconstrued incidents as an ongoing motif. On a deeper, less technical level, watching Maximillian escape the influence of his demonic mother to rediscover loving connections with a long sundered and unusually diverse four- and six- (or in his case, five-) limbed circle give the tale a sweet aftertaste. -- John Peters (Reviewed 8/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 22, p81)
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781662
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sage, Angie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
008-012
LC call number
PZ7.S13035
LC item number
Mf 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cockroaches
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Survival
  • Cockroaches
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Survival
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Maximillian Fly, Angie Sage
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018034247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780062571168
Lccn
2018034247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576594
Label
Maximillian Fly, Angie Sage
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018034247
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780062571168
Lccn
2018034247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049576594

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