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President:  Dame Jacqueline Wilson; Patrons:  Michael Morpurgo & Ian Whybrow

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Michael Morpurgo is, in his own words, “oldish, married with three children, and a grandfather six times over.” Born in 1943, he attended schools in London, Sussex and Canterbury (one at least of which was horrible enough to inspire him to describe it obliquely in The Butterfly Lion).

 

He went on to London University to study English and French, followed by a step into the teaching profession and a job in a primary school in Kent. It was there that he discovered what he wanted to do.

 

“We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

 

Michael Morpurgo is also a patron of Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest and has been a staunch supporter of the organisation, saying of its annual literature festival "...it’s a real children’s festival, focusing on children and their families. It’s still small and friendly enough to have that personal touch.”

 

Have a look at the rest of the Book Award 2016 Shortlist...

Published by Walker Books

 

 

Michael Morpurgo

Half a Man

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"Half a man is a very good book. Half a man has a very good story to it, the only downside was that it was a very short book. I advise this book for ages 6-11 because it has got some hard words in it. I would count Half a man as one of my favourite books I have read in this bookfest."

Archie MacParland, Packwood Haugh School, Shropshire

 

"I thought it was a very good book, very short but very very good. In my opinion the best book of the bookfest books. It had a great story line and was easy to understand."

George Hughes, Packwood Haugh School, Shropshire

 

"I enjoyed reading this book and thought it had a great story line to it. In my opinion this book is one of the best books that I have read from the bookfest. I found this book a very quick and easy read.I think that it might be more enjoyable if it was longer. "

Orlando Bayliss, Packwood Haugh School, Shropshire

 

"Half a man is a very sweet book.  I enjoyed it very much because it was a gently but greaet read.  I think most children could read and enjoy this book as much as I have."

Guy Davis, Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury

 

"I really enjoyed this book. It is all about the scars that war leaves behind. I would reccomend it to people aged 8 to 12 as it is a bit sad at times."

Eva Garavini, Prestfelde School, Shrewsbury

 

"I loved this book because it was full of great discription and was very sad but I like the way they put funny parts in the story,I choose this book because it was shoot and the illerstratin was interesting.I recommend this book to all my friends a 5 star I Loved it "

Jessica Bailey, Greenfields Primary School, Shropshire

 

"A very short but affective book it was amazing definitely one of my favourite."

Maddie Hards, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"It is a good children's book and sad a lot of people in are class were crying because the man died. I would rate your book 8/10. I loved this book so keep making good owns like but try not to make them as sad thanks!!!"

Ethan Tretton, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I think this is the most amazing book I've ever read its field with hope and the bond that grows between a boy and his grandfather it's file with wonderful passion that Mr Morpurgo has captured beautifully. I really enjoyed half a man and have now gone on to reading war horse which is most enjoyable and I hope there are more short story's that this wonderful writer has told"

Mathilda Thomas-Neath, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I think it's quite good but at the same time it is sad."

Harry Blackwell, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I like how it's like a roller coaster of emotions"

Daniel Hughes, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant author and has written many books I have enjoyed-War Horse. Half a man is a heart-warming book. Michael is fascinated by his granddad but also frightened of him. After the fateful day when his granddads face became disfigured  everything changed. His granddad was never the same again until he opened up to Michael and told him the truth. I enjoyed reading it but I wished it was longer because I like reading longer books I can really get into and feel sorry for the characters. I recommend reading it because it is an enjoyable book."

Sydney Anderson, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

 

"Half a man is a fascinating story! Even though I have read many more of Michael Morpurgo books I really enjoyed this one. My favourite book (written by him) is 'The Wreck Of The Zanzibar' and I would recommend it to a lot of people. Half a Man is full of mystery and curiosity until the end where it reveals it all in a clever way. In other parts it gives hints about the Granddad! If you like more of an emotional story rather than a happy/jolly one. I would definitely say to other people, "You should read it because it is a amazing book!"

Poppy Bingham, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

 

"Half a Man. What a book. At the start it did appeal to me and say READ ME, but after a while I was glued all I wanted to do was read. Michael and his family are parted by grandpas accident, slowly grandpas and Michael bond grows. Guardian quoted "A thoughtful book that wastes nothing in the telling." "

Daniel Overton, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

 

"I think Half a man is a brilliant story. Its a sad and a touching story but I loved it. I also enjoyed how it was short and was a picture book but the pictures are serious. I think Michael is a amazing author I love his books. I also think that this book is so  popular because its so realistic and things like that do happen and some peoples lives are the same as this story. When I heard that this book was going to take part in the festival I was delighted. Over all this is a brilliant book."

Poppy Brettell, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

 

"I really enjoyed this book because of the story line and once I started this book I couldn't put it down. I thought it was really clever how they had Michael as the main character in this story. This book I really recommend if you enjoy Michael Morpurgo books! You get mixed emotions about whether your really happy or really sad. I also enjoyed it because it has lots of illustrations so you  can understand what its saying. This is a short book compared to all the others but it is an AMAZING story!"

Mabel Edwards, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

 

"Michael is fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather, he can't help looking at him, but is scared to look as though he is staring. We like how the story leaves you wondering for quite a while why Michael’s grandad is disfigured. The story grips you because there is plenty of suspense and action.  This is a short story and so doesn’t take too long to read but does have some tricky language in it, so we would recommend this story for 9-12 year olds.  We rate the story 5 stars out of 5."

Eadie & Shania, Longden CE Primary School, Shropshire

 

"At the start we liked the way the story transports you straight into the action and into the nightmare. We thought this book is magnificent because it’s really cool how they describe the grandpa and the war. The story is sad but makes you realise that you should never judge a person by the way they look because they might have a brave story behind them. Short but gripping, a fantastic read. We rate this book 5 stars."

Adam, Matt & Connor, Longden CE Primary School, Shropshire

 

"Half a Man is definitely a page turner, it made us feel: sad when the grandad dies and some parts of his story; intrigued at the start of the story because we don’t understand what is wrong with the grandad and it is a heart-warming story because of the ending when they spread grandad’s ashes.We would recommend this book to 9-12 year olds as some of it is quite tricky to understand . Over all we would give this book about 4/5 stars."

Lucy & Ellie, Longden CE Primary School, Shropshire

 

"I like this story because coming home to read this makes me feel calm. I liked hearing about Kate's toy tiger, Amos. It is very special to her and even more special when her lovely granddad dies. A big thumbs up from me."

Sam Evans, Harlescott Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"I thought this book was very emotional towards the end of the book. When I read the start of it it wasn't very sad but it was quite a dark topic.

I like the bit near the end because the boy's family were altogether. They were sending grandpas ashes away. It was quite special near the end. It is the saddest book I have ever read."

Kaitlin Brookes, Harlescott Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"Half a man was  very emotional and intriguing because I stayed up nearly all night reading it. Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant author!"

Charlotte Hatfield, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"I found this book really emotional towards the end. Also I found it intriguing as I wanted to find out about Michael's grandfather and to find out why people thought he was a monster. The descriptions of when the boat sank made me feel like I wanted to carry on reading. Overall I thought this was a good book and I would rate it 7/10. "

Jacob Ackroyd, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"Half a man  is intriguing because it's brilliant in every way.I really like the pictures."

Merik Carpenter-Richardson, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"I found Half a man extremely boring. It never really got going and it wasn't up to the standard I expected of a Michael Murpurgo book. The descriptions weren't imaginable and I couldn't create a picture in my head. This is the worst Michael Murpurgo book I have ever read as the story was rushed and I couldn't understand what was going on as it literally started and then ended in about 6 pages. Overall I wouldn't recommend this to anyone and my rating would be 2/10. It was truly disappointing."

Edward Matthews, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"Half a man  is intriguing because it's brilliant in every way.I really like the pictures."

Merik Carpenter-Richardson, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"This is the BEST book ever!!!!! This is a good book and tells you about the war and all about what happens if your a survivor on a boat that's on fire . I also like it because its not as silly as the other books .This book is quite sad and makes you feel sorry for everybody that has been burnt badly . I would rate this book 10 out of 10 it is the best book iv'e read so far . "

Jake Dowdeswell, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"I like half a man because it is good because it is about the boy's granddad. He doesn't have a face and no hands because his ship sank in to the sea and I like the book is the best book Ever !!!!! Thank you for what you have written. Thank you Michael Morpurgo . "

Emily Keen, Hinstock Primary School, Shropshire

 

"I thought Half a Man was a great book but the story rushed on a bit. I have read other books by Michael Morpurgo and this one was very different. It would have been a lot better if it had been longer but it is a good book to read when you have nothing to do as you can't put it down. The book has lots of sad and exciting moments too, it is not one of those books that as soon as I read it I forget the whole story, I will remember this book."

Lucy Clarke, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"Half A Man was a very short book but still very gripping, at one point I couldn't stop reading it. I like the fact that there was a mystery about it and that Michael, the little boy, always tried to find information about his Gradfather. I highly recommend this book."

Tom Bright, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"Half a man is a brilliant book and such a sad one too. I like the storyline how when Michael is really young he isn't allowed to look at his grandad but when he grows up his grandad likes it. It really is touching and it is a very deep book. It honestly sent a tear down my face. I liked the middle of the story the most because it made me happy how the grandad told him stories that he had never told anyone else. The end was really upsetting but Michael Morpurgo did a great job of it."

Charlie Lenton, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I think this book is quite emotional because there was a boat with thousands of people on was set on fire in the water . There was an really,really sad part when no on is allowed to visit there grandad.But on Christmas he will try to come and see them and no one was allowed to look at him. If you were reading this book you will cry because it drags you into it . I recommend this book to ks2 or over. I like this book to really get you into readding."

Morgan Dyer, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This book is very touching. I loved it but it was quite sad at times.My favourite character was the little boy because he was always curious about his grandads injury.  It was so moving, I even found myself shaking at one point!"

Finn Rickman, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"Half A Man is a very touching story and probably one of my favourite books mostly because there was a happy ending to the book and I love happy endings in sad books. It was a story about a boy called Michael and he went to his grandads (half a man) to visit for holiday. Then Half A Man told the boy what happened to him on the ship wreck when they went fishing. So I would recommend this book to most people unless they don't like sad books because they can't handle them."

Denis Sava, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This book is very emotoional at the end. I would reccomend this book to someone that likes sad endings. I liked this book because it is 100 percent AMAZING!  Half a man may be short but it gets really interesting in the middle of the book and it makes you want to read on."

Caitlyn Arrowsmith, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This book is inspirational and sad. It  is very good and not like a book I've ever read before. I thought this book was dramatic and interesting. Also this book was mysterious. This book is very emotional towards the end. Half a man is sad because of Grandads injuries."

Macaulay Kiakelly, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"Half A Man is about a young boy and his relationship with his grandfather. It also includes things that could happen to anyone in the military. It was quite sad at times (well most of the time) but when it wasn't it was actually quite heart-warming. I think that this book would be good for the military drama type of people like me. I really really recommend this to anyone who likes sad things (also like me) But don't blame me if you shed a tear or two!"

Jake Peach, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This book was very moving and emotional and had a fantastic story line. The book is about a young boy and his grampa who is hiding an upsetting and sad secret.The things he goes through are very realistic and happen in everyday life. I would recommend this to children around the age of 10 or 11 and I hope they will enjoy it as much as I did."

Charlie Meredith, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I thought it was quite sad at some points. It was a very heart warming story particularly at the end. It was extremely emotional. I would recommend this book to all ages. It sent a tear down my face in the middle of class when I had finished. Half a man is one of my favourite books as it is so detailed."

Dalton Mackenzie, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This book was very touching.It was well thought through and made me emotional. I thoroughly enjoyed this short story and recommend it to everyone in years KS2 and over. A great story to read and makes you want to never stop reading it. Realistic and descriptive, this book is one of my all time favourites.  Definitely recommend!!!!!"

Jessica Kearns, Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I really enjoyed it and it is a really good book because it's illustrations are amazing. I was the first person in my class to get the book and I really enjoyed it because it was a strange book because Michael's grandfather's face has been had half of his face has been burnt off in the war. He always looks at his grandfather's face because what his grandfather's face looks like sounds really weird. It really touched me how I'm so lucky that we don't have a war in England."

William Goodall,, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I thought of Half a Man was quite short but really interesting because It was about a man who was in the war and  his ship was sunk by a missile. He had a grandson which came to his house every year. His grandson was told not to look at him because half of his face was not there."

Freddie Greenwell, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I thought it was extremely interesting I would advise

11 year olds to read it. Although it was short, it was good and I hope he writes more. I now hope to read more of his books."

Jamie Warburton-Lee, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I liked this book because it was a happy and sad book. I liked it because it was very interesting  and it had brilliant illustrations.

It was really nice that Michael was at first scared of his grandfather, but then learned to love him. It was sad when his grandpa had an injury. It needed to be a bit longer, and if it was it would be 100% perfect."

Eden Holt, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I really enjoyed reading this book because it grabbed me from the start. At the start Michael was terrified of his grandfather and so scared to look at his grandfather's face. I also enjoyed it when Michael slowly got to know his grandfather better.  

I also liked it when his grandfather started to tell Michael about what happened when the boat sank and about his best friend Jim saving his life. I found it quite sad at the end and very touching. I would give this Michael Morpurgo book a 8 out of 10. My wish is that it could be a bit longer."

Archie Barlow, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I thought it was exclusive because my great Granddad was in the war. I absolutely loved it. I thought the illustrations were brilliant. The only down side was it was a bit short."

Wilbur Blackham, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"I really enjoyed it and it is a really good book because it's illustrations are amazing. I was the first person in my class to get the book and I really enjoyed it because it was a strange book because Michael's grandfather's face has been had half of his face has been burnt off in the war. He always looks at his grandfather's face because what his grandfather's face looks like sounds really weird. It really touched me how I'm so lucky that we don't have a war in England."

William Goodall, Packwood Haugh School, Nr Shrewsbury

 

"It is a very short book but it has more meaning than I have ever read in a book. The illustrations in this book are absolutely fantastic

They are full of colour and there very meaningful. It was the first book I jumped to and it's defiantly one of the best."

Joe Dunn, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"I enjoyed reading half a man because it was funny and sad and I like the pictures."

Kacper Pagorek, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"Your book is great so is butterfly lion and the elphant in the garden keep on writing books."

Ben Hamon, Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"This was a truly amazing book which I enjoyed right from the beginning.I found it really meaningful. The book really caught my attention.                                 TOP quality."

Huw Watston, St George's Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"Very short but interesting and good illustrations"

Jack Holdsworthy, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"Touching and sad, I couldn't put it down but I couldn't read on. Had me at tears. I recommend this book to everyone."

Maggie Clarke, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"Being a short story, Half a man is an easy read. Yet very emotional with a wonderful story line.

It is beautifully written in a way that makes you really feel for the main character. Loved the true feeling of the story and hope to read it again."

Cerys Jones, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"My favourite part of the book was when he described his nightmare. He was very descriptive and used things like fire, flames licking. I found it interesting when the author described the granddads features. He described them like his top lip had almost disappeared. I would recommend this book to my friends because it has already given me ideas for my writing and I don't know about you but I like this book."

Lily Upton, Harlescott Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"Half a Man is a short mysterious book. The characters are intriguing and you want to read more about them. In one section of the book I actually cried. It is so powerful."

James Edwards, Harlescott Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"Even though its a short book, theres a lot to it. The illustrations are amazing as well, but its a really good book."

Harry Dryden, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"I loved this book so much! I would recommend it to others and  rate it 10 out of 10. When i first saw this book i thought it would be rubbish, but it was amazing so i have learnt never to judge a book by it's cover. Read this book you will love it especially with it's amazing illustrations."

Holly Perring, St George's Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"This is a sad book. The saddest part is when something happens to his grandpa.  My heart was filling with tears when I was reading this amazing book. Do you want to read this book I know if I was you I know I would like to read it. My favourite person is the little boy because he was scared of his grandpa but he is got more used to him.  He was more loved by his Grandpa then anyone can love someone."

Jamin Sears, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"I think half a man was an interesting book.  It is mixed btween sad and scary.  I liked how the boy cared for the graddad even though the graddad is so different.  The boy shows that everyone is special. Half a man made me cry it is such a beautiful book."

Beau Carter, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"I think this is a very sad story and it scares me to think this is true. Michael Morpurgo is a very brave man to write about this sad event in his life. I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who needs something to read."

Emily McAdam, St George's Junior School, Shrewsbury

 

"Half a Man is such a touching book! It made me look at life from a completely different angle. This book contains a mixture of emotions throughout and just thinking about what Michael suffered after his family tragedy makes me cry inside. I was drowned in a sea of creative words! Michael Morpurgo is a fantastic author and (yet again) another one of his books has grabbed me!"

Imogen Wright, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"I can't deal with the emotions in this book! At moments it is sad, others happy. It made me think about what some people are going through. It is very clever how it uses so many emotions and when I read this a tear welled in my eye. I would recommend this to anyone who likes an emotional book!"

Ella Shorthouse, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"Michael Morpurgo is my favourite author, but when I first saw  the book I thought do I want to read this? I did. It is a very emotional book. My favourite character is granddad because he has  got a lot of interesting feelings."

Norman Roberts, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"I will  recommend this book to anyone who likes sad and happy stories. A man who was very ill and he died many years. He wanted to be with Jim  and his family."

Kian Morris, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"Half a Man is an emotional  book. I cried when it was  sad and smiled when it was happy. I kept saying to my self "What's going to happen next?" I just couldn't wait. I was worried at the start and when the granddad tells him how he got his burns I felt very sorry for him."

Maegan Tew, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"I thought Half a Man was a emotional but GREAT story. I recomend this book for children that are year 5 and 6 because they would understand the story. Half a Man has 2 main characters who are grandad and Michael."

Dan Marston, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"I thought this book was very interesting book. about a

man who's from world war two.it was sad in some places however it was happy too."

Finn Fraser, St Lawrence Primary School, Church Stretton

 

"I personally think that this book is amazing! If you haven't read it you totally should. I really like this book because it eventually shows a great bond between a boy and his grandpa. My favourite character is (obviously) the grandpa because I love how the author described him as someone who is disfigured. My favourite part of the book is where  the grandma comes back at the end to see most of her family."

George Childs, Castlefields Primary School

 

"I think that this book is quite sad at parts, but happy at others. The emotion in the book can change very quickly but, most of the time it changes slowly. my favourite part in the book is were the grandpa is sitting on the boat fishing with the little boy telling him his story, I think that this part is happy and sad at the same time. Also I think the title is very creative, meaning as he is half burnt. overall I really enjoyed this book!!!!!"

Maisie Walter, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"I really liked half a man l think it's by a good author but not as good as David Walliams.  It was about an old man who was on a warship and he got torpedoed and managed to get on a life boat and survived with extreme injures so  I do think its a very good book indeed."

Joseph Myerscough, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"Half a man is a wonderful tale grand son and granddad. Both spending time together. The granddad was a  soldier and in the war he obtained terrible injures. Only Michael looks at his granddad. I recommend this book if you like a wonderful interesting story."

James Williamson, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"When you read this book it is very easy to picture each character and follow what type of personality they hold.  This book isn't just a story because it makes you think twice. So i would recommend it to any micheal morpurgo fans and others."

Paige Swain, Wilfred Owen Primary School, Shrewsbury

 

"A very touching book I never wanted it to end.  The description was truthful, you could feel the pain that Grandpa had been through and the only person that ever looked at him and took interest was his Grandson.  I could picture the characters the whole way through.  An incredible page turner, at the end a tear welled up in my eye a knew it was the best book so far"

Megan Smith, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"This book was interesting.  It was sad in some parts because there is death in it.  But over all this book is amazing.  If you like other Michael Mapogo books you will definitely like this short story.  One of the main characters is Grandpa.  when this book ended I was sad. I was sad because I cared for the characters and also because someone died. "

Chloe Hunt, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth

 

"This is a really good book based on a man who has had his ship blown up in world war 2. He is very mutated because he was also burnt in the ship explosion and he had to be put back together again by doctors but a few bits where missing."

Dan Timmins, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"I thought this book was very good. Even though it was a short story sometimes those can be the best and this one was. The way Michael Morpurgo wrote this story was excellent, with all of the description he used along with the illustrations that help you visualise what is happening."

Molly Bergman, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"This book was a touching story and was great to read. I enjoyed it very much even though it was a very short story.  It was written brilliantly."

Evie Davies, Stottesdon Primary School

 

WOW great way to talk of someone different really sad but happy at the same time.

Charlotte Edge, Stottesdon Primary School

 

"Half a man is a fantastic book. It is very sad but at the same time happy. It is about a boy who can't look at his grandfather. I usually am not interested in Michael Morpurgo but this book really goes deep into my heart. Gemma o' Callahghan has beautiful illustrations and really makes you understand the text. I truly recommend this to anyone who likes Michael Morpurgo and who likes emotional books and I think the book deserves 10 out of 10."

Ollie Hodgson, St George's Junior School, Shrewsbury

A poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war from the acclaimed author of War Horse, illustrated by a talented new screen printer.

 

From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa’s ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare; must not make too much noise; must not ask Grandpa about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind Grandpa’s injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long.

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