The Island Of The Insane

Swedish title: Dårarnas ö

Series: David & Larissa

Category: Children / Fiction 9-12

Pub date: 16-04-2007

The Island Of The InsaneDavid & Larissa 3

Martin Widmark, illustrated by Katarina Strömgård

In this third book, David and Larissa discover several moss-covered gravestones on a small island. They carry the names of young girls, all of whom died in the mid-1940s. The girls appear to be forgotten – why? Is there any connection with the nearby former mental hospital, now closed down? David and Larissa get closer to the truth about the girls in a remarkable way when they visit a watchmaker’s, but in order to find out exactly what happened they must return to the hospital – which turns out to be an extremely dangerous place …
The Island of the Insane is about the ethics of research – what do we have the right to do to people, in the name of science? And who has been chosen for these experiments?

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Chinese (simpl)/Petrel Publishing Polish/Zakamarki Turkish/Pegasus

Mathilde Coffy