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The Strange Case of Jack Spark

Jack Spark, a New-York teenager suffering from allergies and insomnia, is sent by his parents to the Redrock teenage boot camp, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. This experience is about to disrupt his life to a point he could never have imagined.

The rehabilitation methods used in Redrock by the spooky doctor Krampus have unusual effects on Jack, transforming his body and mind into something that is not entirely human.

Jack soon realizes that Redrock is ruled by hundreds of creatures which he thought only belonged to the darkest fairy tales... and they are now claiming him as one of their own.

 

Human or monster ? Jack is at a crossroads but can he really choose who he wants to be?

 
Read the 1st chapter in English...

Read the 1st chapter in English...

 

Winner of the

Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2010 - best young adult novel 

France's most prestigious Science Fiction and Fantasy award

 

Journalists talk about JACK SPARK

 

A French Harry Potter, original and very well written!
— FRANCE INFO
A metaphor on how difficult it is to be a teenager. The author invented a very convincing plot.
— PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE
This novel will passionate young adults in France and beyond.
— L'EXPRESS
An exciting book, clearly written and full of inventions.
— A NOUS PARIS
This novel, which echoes Kafka’s Metamorphosis, is a favorite among booksellers.
— LE FIGARO MAGAZINE
A magistral vision of society through the eyes of a young author gifted with a powerful imagination.
— FRANCE DIMANCHE

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