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The Grave

The Grave

  • Title: The Grave
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  • ISBN : 9780374327651
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 245 pages


Pulled into the past to discover his future Abandoned in a shopping mall when he was a baby, thirteen year old Tom Mullen has no family he s spent his life shuffled from one rotten foster home to another When he hears rumors that a mass grave has been unearthed on his school grounds, he feels himself inexplicably drawn to it, and then down into its terrible darkness and Pulled into the past to discover his future Abandoned in a shopping mall when he was a baby, thirteen year old Tom Mullen has no family he s spent his life shuffled from one rotten foster home to another When he hears rumors that a mass grave has been unearthed on his school grounds, he feels himself inexplicably drawn to it, and then down into its terrible darkness and beyond He discovers that he is no longer in Liverpool in 1974 but in Ireland in 1847, the height of the potato famine A family named Monaghan takes him in, and Tom experiences for the first time what its like to have parents and siblings who cleave to one another even amid terrible hardship But why has Tom been transported across time and place And why must the grave keep yanking him back, at intervals, to his dreary, lonely existence in Liverpool Most of all, what does it mean that the Monaghan s son Tully is practically Toms double Tom stands by the Monaghan s in their plight, and in so doing discovers that the past, and the Monaghans, hold the key to his destiny


Author James Heneghan

James Heneghan born 1930 is a British Canadian author Heneghan grew up Liverpool, England, and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia He earned Canadian citizenship in 1963.Series




The Grave Reviews (25)

  • This is the first book I ve read in 2013 which was written for young people Published in Canada in 2000, it s historical fiction based in Liverpool and Ireland.Although it s written in a light and often humorous style, the subject matter is sobering the plight of Irish who were dying during the fami [..]

  • I was starting to get tired of my series of teen time travel books, but I liked this one a lot by the end The protagnoist, Tommy, is looking for something on the other side of the vortex that he falls through the same thing that a lot of us are looking for if we travel romance, new experience, a cha [..]

  • Well, that was a surprise I picked up this book at a book sale, not knowing anything about it Turns out it s YA surprise I enjoyed the story quite a bit This could very well have been a favorite read had I discovered it at about 12 years old It has troubles, time travel, mystery It s a good story of [..]

  • Horrible title and cover It s not a depressing novel, nor a horror Sure, it s kind of intense, but mostly it s just an interesting Time Slip orphan in Liverpool in 1974 potato famine in Ireland in 1847 Recommended. [..]

  • The Grave, by James Heneghan is a story about thirteen year old Tom Mullen who is thrown back into time to discover his future First person is used throughout the story to help the reader relate to the character It was very east to relate to the story and I really enjoyed the book Tom Mullen was ab [..]

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