Owl by Joanna Orwin
Published: Dunedin : Longacre Press, 2001
Owl and Tama are from very different backgrounds. Owl getting used to the death of his father and the family struggling to hold on to the family farm, and Tama, a disgruntled city kid, full of agro and resentment. The boys are set for a stand off. Owl's discovery of some Maori cave drawings and the tension between the two unleash a disturbing malevolence from the past.
Owl is another book I had to study at school for english but I had already read it so I've read this book twice.
Owl is a relatively medium sized book but I have to say that the interest level in Owl is very very high. I sat down with this book and read it in a couple of hours because I just wanted to know more and more about what was going to happen next.
This novel actually has a mixture of genres. There's a bit of mystery, some archaeology and then there's maori legends mixed in with a bit of fantasy.
All of the characters in Owl are really great. They're all highly lovable and memorable.
Joanna Orwell has written a really magical and great book. If you ever see this one I definitely suggest you read it because it is a really good book.