The best book I've read in ages . . . At its surface, The Fallen Children is a pacy, gripping, intriguing superhero origin story, but beneath that, it's a poignant examination of the extent to which modern society spits on its young adults.
A powerful and disturbing new take on an original classic.
Engrossing, unusual, and unpatronising
'Read The Fallen Children if you'd like less middle-class kidlit, allegorical commentary on society and teens, and dead good books'
'THE FALLEN CHILDREN is ATTACK THE BLOCK meets VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and feels like the London I know. It's very cool'
'An ingenious twist on a classic. Surprisingly tender and moving, completely convincing and gripping'
Owen examines teenage credibility, mob mentality and how love, or the lack of it, shapes any kind of life. This is a riveting refashioning of a science fiction classic.