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Panther Life isn t going terribly well for Derrick he s become severely overweight his only friend has turned on him he s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league and it s all because of his si

  • Title: Panther
  • Author: DavidOwen
  • ISBN: 9781472116420
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Panther By DavidOwen, Life isn t going terribly well for Derrick he s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it s all because of his sister Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming wild in his south London suburb, DerricLife isn t going terribly well for Derrick he s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it s all because of his sister Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming wild in his south London suburb, Derrick resolves to try and capture it Surely if he can find a way to tame this beast, he ll be able to stop everything at home from spiraling towards disaster Panther is a bold and emotionally powerful novel that deals candidly with the effects of depression on those who suffer from it, and those who suffer alongside them.

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    1. Almost every review I ve seen has been praising this book to the skies, saying how amazing it is and how it represents depression in such an incredible way I personally couldn t see it, like, I get what the author was trying to do, however it was just TOO metaphorical for me if that makes sense m and I could NOT get past the fact that the main character was such a creep and that was just supposed to be accepted by the reader Idk The main character made me feel uncomfortable.While I took this as [...]

    2. Very emotional and, in parts, painful to read I m finding it difficult to find the right words for how I felt about this story.Panther by David Owen wasn t an easy book to read It s a pretty short book and I sat down to read it thinking I d whiz through it in a couple of hours And that didn t happen In fact, it took me almost three days to read the entirety its roughly 230 pages And that is because this is a slim book packed full of issues and circumstances that are emotional and sometimes diffi [...]

    3. I keep saying this and I m sure I ll say it again but depression and mental illness are not easy subjects to tackle It s not an easy thing to digest as a reader, but it s even difficult to write about these issues in a genuine and original way However, David Owen did a fantastic job with his debut and Panther is just as brilliant and thought provoking as I hoped it would be.The story starts in a dark alleyway behind Derrick s house where he s eating stale, days old cookies out of a dustbin Two [...]

    4. To watch my video review follow this link youtube watch v R18CjOr simply read the script for my review below.You know, I received this book, read this book, carried it around for days in the doing so, and still, it was only yesterday, only when showing it s ruddy cover to a friend, that I finally noticed the boy s silhouette within the big cat s grasp Might have to take observant off the cv Intro Derrick s life has been falling apart his only friend has abandoned him, his weight has rapidly spir [...]

    5. THE REVIEWEvery once in a while you come across a book that takes you by surprise A sucker punch to the heart Deceptively simple but astonishingly powerful.All you can do is grip the book and let the tide of raw emotions wash over you Panther follows the story of friendless, severely overweight outcast Derrick who is obsessed with a girl who does not reciprocate his feelings His sister, Charlotte is fighting depression but she is not the only one struggling Depression has torn Derrick s family a [...]

    6. David Owen is clever His story is clever and his use of the Panther is very very clever.There have been sighting in residential London streets of a Panther, and Derrick is determined that he will track it down and catch it As far as Derrick is concerned, his family troubles began when the Panther was spotted If he can get rid of it, he can make his family happy again.Derrick also knows that when he has caught the Panther he won t feel the need to gorge himself on junk food any He won t have to [...]

    7. Striking, tender and beautifully written, Panther is a remarkable debut novel that will leave you gasping for breath It explores the impact depression has on those surrounding the sufferer, and the desperate need to control when all around is chaos Derrick is an endearing, funny and flawed character who will no doubt appeal to the vulnerable adolescent inside of you Read it and be prepared to laugh, cry, and tingle And remember, beware of the Beast.

    8. 22978674 Life isn t going terribly well for Derrick he s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it s all because of his sister Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tearing his life apart When rumours start to circulate that a panther is roaming wild in his south London suburb, Derrick resolves to try and capture it Surely if he can find a way to tame this beast, he ll be able to stop everything at ho [...]

    9. Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.Panther by David Owen, a book focusing on the experience of living with someone with depression, had me gripped from the very first page An amazing, realistic portrayal.Derrick s older sister, Charlotte, has depression, and it s affecting everyone To Derrick, home is no longer a place of comfort, but a place of walking on eggshells around Charlotte, so as not to upset Three months ago, Charlotte attempted to commit suicide, and his life has gone from bad [...]

    10. This is an extract from the full review at If These Books Could TalkDerrick s life is miserable due to severe comfort eating he s become incredibly overweight, he s friendless a victim of vicious bullying at school, and the girl he s adored has only ever been a platonic friend The cause of Derrick s misery His sister Charlotte s depression Since her attempted suicide, nothing has been the same for the family, from his mum obsessively removing all the knives to frantically stock piling supplies f [...]

    11. I read this book in one sitting In all honesty, I think this book has a lot of novelty whilst still touching on a subject that many people have tried and failed to portray previously.Panther gifts a story of depression from the perspective of the sufferer s brother, Derrick Throughout the story, Derrick loses himself deeper and deeper inside an eternal pit of madness Although written in the style of a middle grade novel, Derrick s madness is a very emotional journey and is often quite disturbing [...]

    12. I sat and read this book in one go I genuinely could not put it down I had to know if Derrick could catch the Panther and save his family I desperately wanted him to, and I rooted for all the characters as if they were old friends, or members of my own family It s powerful and heartbreaking, funny at times and always completely genuine If you ve ever been young, or depressed, or part of a family which is all of us then you ll recognise yourself somewhere in this novel It s for young adults but a [...]

    13. A bit disappointd in this one I had high hopes for it, seeing how well it did in other reviews, and also because it seemed like a pretty whole hearted attempt to depict mental illness.But the story feels disjointed and poorly thought out, and the middle 40% of the book is essentially the same plot points repeated for emphasis Personally I found it a tiring read, one that I couldn t wait to be over with I didn t like any of the characters legitimately, not a single one It was a good portrayal of [...]

    14. I love the idea of this book but in reality it s probably a bit too metaphoric for me And definitely will be for the majority of my students This is a shame really because it gives a very realistic depiction of living with depression, and not just for the person who has it.

    15. A deeply relevant book A powerful insight into the tumultuous world of a teenage boy navigating today s modern world and the challenges of a broken family.

    16. REVIEW BY SAM YEAR 11 Can you control a beast you can t see reads the inscription on the front cover of Panther , a phrase that perfectly captures the mystery, distress and futility of this book Written by David Owen, a previous sufferer of depression, it is easy to see why such a brutally honest book on the illness as this would earn a place on the Telegraph s Best Young Adult Books of 2015 list, and rightfully so.The story intimately follows the life of Derrick, a teenage boy who, as well as d [...]

    17. The whole thing didn t make any sense to him Depression She didn t have anything to be depressed about It was her making everyone else s life miserable A few months ago, Derrick s sister Charlotte attempted suicide.Since the incident, Derrick has begun binge eating Eating was the only thing in his life that he could control No one held any power over it but himself He s also lost his best friend Tamoor, who abandoned him after he confided in him about Charlotte s depression Tamoor is now hanging [...]

    18. Note this book is definitely aimed at older readers older teens I dreamt a panther was stalking my house while I was reading this This is a raw, honest book that never flinches from being truthful about mental health It acknowledges the sense of powerlessness that can overwhelm families when faced with depression, how there isn t always any logical reason for it and how difficult it can be to regain any semblance of control The book tells the story of Derrick s struggle to survive in the midst o [...]

    19. I have this 3.5 I would have given it 4 if not for the whacky behaviour of Derrick in Hadley s house This is an excellent middle to young adult book about depression and its effects on the whole family Derrick s sister Charlotte is the sufferer of depression, however Derrick is bullied at school and that as well as worrying about Charlotte causes his own mental health to suffer He spends the book trying to capture the Panther which had supposedly been sighted behind his house Really this is a eu [...]

    20. Panther by David Owen, certainly a book that needs to be written Derrick suffers from life, himself, his family and friends, the home where he lives His sister Charlotte and father suffer from depression The book is incredibly sad as the metaphor of the panther tries to instil a message about the issues faced by many in the face of this illness I m not sure that it has worked incredibly well Derrick is an unpleasant character with a good heart His family are overwhelmed with the problems faced b [...]

    21. Was expecting from this Didn t like the main character, and the whole panther idea just didn t work for me A lot of tough, very serious issues in one small paperback and they were dealt with a bit once over lightly for me Would need to be careful, give a disclaimer when issuing this to students to read The positive I got from this book is that it clearly depicted that depression affects both the person suffering from it and their family, friends and community And that there is never a pat answe [...]

    22. PANTHER BY DAVID OWENWhat they say An important and powerful story told in striking and original prose, Panther is an honest, funny, unsentimental look at how depression affects those around the sufferer, especially when we don t talk about it.Life isn t going terribly well for Derrick he s become severely overweight, his only friend has turned on him, he s hopelessly in love with a girl way out of his league, and it s all because of his sister Her depression, and its grip on his family, is tear [...]

    23. This post was originally posted on talesofyesterdayPanther is a raw, powerful read that tackles serious subjects mainly about depression and how depression is still widely misunderstood, the damage that it does, the effect it has on the sufferer and the people around them and the stigmas of depression In some ways a hard read, but in a good way You feel the struggles of Derrick and his family and as a reader you feel so many emotions It is truthful and honest and does not gloss over any aspect o [...]

    24. Was okay I don t know why I thought giving a YA novel a chance was a particularly good idea It wasn t bad, but it wasn t great either Only picked it up because it spoke about mental illness, but it didn t do a particularly amazing job with that even Panther metaphor didn t really work for me I wouldn t say I regretted reading this though, it just didn t do much for me.

    25. I received a copy of Panther from Little Brown and would like to take the opportunity to thank them for providing it.It turns out that, as I am typing this review, there is a Mental Health awareness week running that will end in the next couple of days Mental Health issues have a way of making people uncomfortable and unless you are faced with dealing with it, this is probably a subject matter that is right at the bottom of everyone s list, if on it at all.When I picked up Panther I had to ask m [...]

    26. I am finding it really difficult to review this book, as I am really not sure about it to be honest I think I saw one booktuber haul this a few months ago but havent seen much of this going around I saw this at my local library and due to the striking red cover I remembered watching it being hauled I didn t pick it up though for weeks, it was sitting in the same spot with no one reading it So in the end i thought i would give it a go as it s quite short and I felt this book was calling out to me [...]

    27. You can see this book review along with all my others here bookmarkedbookreviewsI was really excited when this book came through the post thanks Corsair books as its my first ARC, and I had no idea that it was coming Infact, I was so excited I found myself unable to stop sending photos of the book out on Twitter and Instagram, to people who probably didn t care in the slightest I really enjoyed this book, and finished it the day it fell through my letter box David Owen is a fantastic writer The [...]

    28. For a QA with the author, David Owen, visit The Little CrocodileBold and moving, Panther is than a story it s an exploration of how depression affects not only the sufferer, but the people around them.The writing is often unabashedly vulgar and meaty there were points at which I physically cringed while reading , and this makes it all the realistic after all, this is a story that follows an adolescent boy.Derrick is likable character with a wry sense of humour and a tendency to do things that [...]

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