Boy in the Tower

Polly Ho Yen

No. of pages 336

Great for age 5+

When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way. Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn’t really like looking outside – but it’s going outside that she hates. She’s happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it’s safe. But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn’t safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there’s no way out . . .



Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho Yen was nominated for the Branford Boase Award in 2015 and the Best Fiction 5-12 years in 2015. It has an age rating of 5+ years on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

Boy in the Tower was written by Polly Ho Yen. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

Tags: tower block, safety and menacing plants

Some collections to explore