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Author: Sally Green Narrator: Carl Prekopp Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Half-Life Trilogy Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780698146730
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In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?



In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Praise and accolades for Half Bad
  • Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive. Time Magazine
  • Genuinely engaging. The New York Times
  • Gripping. US Weekly
  • Bewitching. The Wall Street Journal
  • Captivating. Los Angeles Times
  • A page-turner. The Boston Globe
  • An epic journey. D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and Sylo
  • Brilliant and utterly compelling. Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life
  • This will haunt you. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Legend
  • Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written. Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone
  • * "A thrilling tale . . . Unforgettable. Publishers Weeklystarred review
  • * "Marvelous. Bookliststarred review
  • Holder of two Guinness World Records
  • Optioned for film by FOX 2000
  • Rights sold in 50 international markets
  • * "A unique take on witches. Library Media Connectionstarred review
  • A Spring 2014 Kids' Indie Next List pick
  • A 2014 Booklist Top 10 SF, Fantasy, and Horror for Youth
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2014
  • “This grim and thrilling tale, first in a planned trilogy, features understated prose that lets readers’ imaginations fill in the blanks, as well as a well-developed sense of witch culture. Nathan, the damaged survivor of horrific abuse, is an unforgettable protagonist, and Green expertly captures his torment at being caught between the mutually hostile sides of his heritage.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A horrifying, compelling trilogy that pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil…Nathan’s survival is tenuous and marvelous—and only just beginning.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, March 2014

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About the Author

Sally Green has had various jobs and even a profession, but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can’t stop.

About the Narrator

Carl Prekopp is a voice actor and director. He has worked extensively with BBC Radio 4, voicing characters in Terry Pratchett’s Mort, Small Gods, and Night Watch. He is also a singer/songwriter and founding member of the folk band The Firecones.