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The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406378696
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Published 1 May 2018 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
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ISBN-13 9781406378696
ISBN-10 1406378690
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2018
International Publication Date 3 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 279g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 901476

Description of this Book

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake... This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway meets Judy Blume's Forever is as good a pitch as I've heard this year, and this beautifully crafted, complex novel which Ness calls his most personal yet, does not disappoint. [...] Told with real tenderness, it's a brilliant portrayal of the intensity of a teenager's inner life. * The Bookseller * Ness once again demonstrates his profound understanding of the complexities of being a young adult, and of the human condition more generally ... Heartbreaking, intense and acutely honest, this novel casts a subtle spell of hope. * LoveReading4Kids, Joanne Owen * It's signature Ness in many ways, particularly in how it sensitively and maturely deals with the horrors - and the ecstasies - of teenage life. [...] Based loosely on ness' own experience growing up, it's here that the novel really shines; Adam's insecurities and struggle with his parents' beliefs are heartbreaking. Ness' fictional worlds are littered with fantastic characters: Adam I a wonderful addition to the panoply. * List.co.uk * A gripping, soulful novel about a life-changing day, which will surely change the lives of those who read it. [...] Partly modelled on two of the author's most admired books (Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume's Forever), with this remarkable novel Ness once again demonstrates his profound understanding of the complexities of being a young adult, and of the human condition more generally. Adam's story is pinpricked with truly nerve-touching moments, perhaps most poignantly between him and the overbearing father he fears coming-out to. At one point his dad reveals that he wishes Adam could be honest with him, and then Adam begins to let go. While revealing truths can be excruciatingly painful, doing so might also bring refreshing, life-affirming release. Heartbreaking, intense and acutely honest, this novel casts a subtle spell of hope. * Joanne Owen, LoveReading * The main plot is huge fun, with vivid believable characters relatable problems and entertaining dialogue. * SFX Magazine *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the critically-acclaimed novels A Monster Calls, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. John Green has described him as an insanely beautiful writer . He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He's also written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls, now a major motion picture, and the BBC Dr Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2020. He lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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