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Lemony Snicket meets His Dark Materials in this unforgettable YA crossover novel.
Oskar is the ultimate outsider. He's been living on the Berlin streets since he was 13. To perk himself up, he paints the misery of mankind and has become the enfant terrible of the Berlin art scene.
But one day during a not-so-routine eye test he tries on a pair of glasses which blow his bleak world view to bits and give him a glimpse of heaven. Shortly after, to Oskar's fury, he begins to see the beauty of the world around him, to feel a connection to others and, most frightening of all, to fall in love. Will it be an easy ride? Hell no.
'A delightfully twisted tale, full of sharp humour and keen observations. Oskar makes for a very memorable modern-day anti-hero' Mirror
'A dark, beautifully crafted and, at times hilarious, story about a young man's spiritual transformation. Highly recommended for young adults and grown-ups alike' Fiona Parker, former panellist on the WHSmith Childrens' Book Awards