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Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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Product description

Aidan learns some tough lessons about life (and staying alive) in a hard-as-nails thriller to make your blood pressure soar. If you picture the perfect teen lifestyle, you probably picture something like Aidan’s. He’s pretty much got it all. A happy home in leafy suburbia. Heaps of designer gadgets. The gorgeous Emily hanging on his every word. So a trip up North with Mum to visit his dying grandad is hardly top of Aidan’s to-do list. But this isn’t just a farewell visit. There are secrets Aidan needs to be told. Who is the dodgy guy driving round in a BMW, for one thing? Why is he so attracted to Jade, who is pregnant by a local bad lad? And how will Aidan cope when he’s thrust head-first into a dark world of violence, drugs and crime? Nothing in his cushy world ever prepared him for this...

  • A gritty, tough YA thriller by a hugely acclaimed author
  • Alan Gibbons is the author of Hate and Raining Fire
  • He won the Blue Peter Award for Shadow of the Minotaur
  • Topical theme of a teen navigating a dark gangland world

“A violent, hectic and highly readable thriller.” School Librarian

“Gibbons delivers with perfection, weaving an eventful tale with his distinctive, straight-to-the-point style.” The Teacher

Product Details

Catalogue number

1134 in Setanta January 2021

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781842551998

Publisher

Orion Children's Books

Date published

March 4th, 2010

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.9; Upper years; 7.0 points

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  • 208 pages

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New

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