Goblin Fruit

Goblin Fruit

by S.E. Burr


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ISBN-13: 9781515195436
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Goblin Fruit 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasn’t what I expected. But it was good.
CheapRegrets More than 1 year ago
This book was a really great surprise. If I had to describe it, I would say that it's a modern and original reinterpretation of  "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti. But it's more than that. It's a dystopian novel and I love dystopia! I love exploring 'alternate' realities. "Goblin Fruit" show us a world were a new drug has appeared: "With goblin fruit, addiction is contagious. If you touch a user, you'll crave the drug. If you crave it, you might take it. If you take it, you might not stop. If you don't stop, you'll become a zombie, slang for a catatonic, someone who can eat, and move, and breathe, but nothing more. If you become a zombie, people might touch you, and if they touch you, they'll crave the drug..." Everything happens in a world were hand-holding is forbidden, were everyone wears gloves, were everyone panics. Clarity and Audrey are teenagers with catatonic relatives: Clara's mother and Audrey's brother; and they will do anything to have them back with them, alive. With the help of a copy of  "Goblin Market", the two girls  think up a way to save the people affected by catatonia. As Clarity realize in the book, it's all about sacrifice, love, and leaving aside all the fears. This book is a great allegory of drug abuse and shows, in a reliable way, how difficult is to live with an addict and to handle the situation on your own.
AuntLissa More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book.  The concept was one that I have not yet come across before.  The only thing I did not like was that there seemed like there should have been more to the book, or maybe another book to follow, it just felt like it ended abruptly.  I liked that the author included the poem that it talked about throughout the book to the end so that the reader could read it. 
Sunflowers3 More than 1 year ago
I originally chose this book for my daughters and ended up reading it shortly after it arrived. I love that the story gives a teachable moment about drugs without being overbearing. This book is so much better than the just say no to drugs campaign offered by schools. If schools would just issue this book as required reading, the story would give a young adult some insight into why we don't want want them to try drugs. Audrey and Clara are engaging and interesting and the disengaged adults are realistic because they are like many modern parents. I won an advance readers edition on Goodreads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book with this concept before. I like it. Goblin Fruit is based off the poem " Goblin Market ". It takes place in a dystopian world where everyone wears gloves and hand holding is majorly looked down upon. This is because a drug known as " Goblin Fruit " acts like a disease with no cure that spreads by skin contact with an infected person, mostly your effected by hands. Clarity and Audrey are both related to catatonic ( diseased ) people, and long to find a cure, only guided by " Goblin Market " in the form of a book given to Clarity by her mother. A unique idea, good version of a dystopia, likable characters. A good book. Also if you have never read " Goblin Market ", its in the back of the book for your viewing pleasure.