Wuftoom (Hardcover)

By Mary G. Thompson

Clarion Books, 9780547637242, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

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Paperback (5/7/2013)

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Description

Everyone thinks Evan is sick . . . Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evan’s metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them.

     Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left?



About the Author

Mary G. Thompson was born and raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon. She was a practicing attorney for more than seven years, including almost five years in the U.S. Navy. She is a librarian in Washington, D.C. Visit her at www.marygthompson.com.



Praise For Wuftoom

"Those with strong stomachs for the gross and creepy may be the audience for this Kafkaesque book."--School Library Journal

 

"Impressively unappetizing and absolutely unique."--Booklist

 

"Dark and unsettling, Thompson's adventure presents a break from the same-old-same-old by creating something utterly new and weird . . . this is a tale to jolt readers out of their complacency, where characters change in unfamiliar ways with no guarantee of a happy ending."--Publishers Weekly