Fly By Night

Recommended by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #57 in Censorship

Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad.

Mosca Mye was born on a day sacred to Goodman Palpitattle, He Who Keeps Flies out of Jams and Butterchurns, which is why her father insisted on naming her after the housefly. He also insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things.
Eight years later, Quillam Mye has died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming...

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave Exciting and playful adventure story based on the power of language. (Source)

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