Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen

Ages: 11-14

It all began on the day the rain stopped falling.

First, the buildings fell. Then the people on the streets.
No one could explain why.
Until they found the Bluchers.

Ade lives on the seventeenth floor of an inner city tower block.
He’s just an ordinary boy.
Apart from the fact that his mother won’t leave her bedroom.
And he’s only got one true friend: the girl he’s known all his life, Gaia.

When the Bluchers, a type of mysterious plant-form, slowly take over the city, everyone is forced to evacuate and Ade is left alone to face them.

Trapped in his tower block, how can Ade ever survive as the Bluchers weave their deadly circle around his home?

Boy in the Tower is his story.

It’s about friendship.
It’s about courage.
It’s about finding a way back home.



Read an Extract HERE

Read the latest review of this book!
Winning reviews by pupils appearing here soon

Boy in the tower

about the author

Polly Ho-Yen

Polly Ho-Yen was born in Northampton and brought up in Buckinghamshire.

She studied English at Birmingham University before working in publishing for several years. She then moved into...

Default image for hub

Schools reading Boy in the Tower near you