Friday, June 7, 2013

Top ten unusual fictional families

Matt Whyman is a bestselling author, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines.

He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse and Columbia Road, as well as both fiction and non-fiction for teenagers, including Superhuman, XY, Boy Kills Man, XY:100, The Wild, the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage and Goldstrike. His latest novel is The Savages.

One entry on Whyman's top ten list of unusual fictional families, as told to the Guardian:
The Radleys by Matt Haig

Rowan and Clara seem to be typical teenagers living an everyday existence under the guidance of their conservative parents. Things take a turn for the strange when the pair discover that there's a reason why they burn easily in sunlight, dislike garlic and scare birds out of trees. But can vampires really abstain, as Mr and Mrs Radley strive to believe, or will their bloodlust prove impossible to repress?
Read about the other families on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Radleys.

My Book, The Movie: The Radleys.

--Marshal Zeringue