Isobelle Carmody GreylandsIsobelle Carmody is one of the most famous Australian writers, known to readers all over the world for her science fiction and fantasy novels and literature that caters to all age groups, from children, to young adults, to even those that have seen many more moons.
Among the author’s books a few are set in specific collections that tell the story of one or a few characters over the course of more volumes. However, Carmody’s talented style of writing is able to bring the same amount of magic into every novel written.
Greylands is one of Isobelle Carmody’s novels dedicated more to a young adult crowd, through the complexity and the characters in the book. Greylands tells the tale of a young boy by the name of Jack, who has recently lost his mother. The book follows his tragedy and emotions from the beginning of his grief.
The story of Greylands manages to extract every bit of emotion from Jack and exposes it in wondrous and descriptive words for all the readers to connect to. The plot covers the young boy’s journey from the time his mother passes in order to find more information about her in the chance of rediscovering her as a person, even after she is no longer at his ide.
The book’s name is derived from the Greylands, an alternate world to which Jack travels in order to escape his grief and find whatever he needs in order to move on. The Greylands is a world lacking in color, with no sounds and no chance of laughter, making it the ultimate place for the boy in his current state.
Greylands is a story within a story of a boy searching for meaning and for a way to live life after grief and depression, with marvelous adventures that present a metaphorical journey.