Reader Reviewed Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti


Written by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

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October 2015 Book of the Month A group of Californian teenagers with superpowers should be having the time of their lives, right? Wrong… This action-packed page-turner about the self-proclaimed Zeroes shows that superpowers come at a cost. In fact, Ethan’s power, an all-knowing voice that speaks through him, has torn the group apart. And that’s also what lands him in serious trouble when he finds himself in the throes of an armed robbery. After being taken in for police questioning, Ethan, aka Scam, is compelled to call on the Zeroes for help. While still angry about the insults his voice poured on them, the old gang comes to his rescue. Chizara uses her superpower to crash the police station's systems so Ethan can escape. But that’s not enough; the shockwaves are already out there and the Zeroes, a collection of six compellingly realised characters, are drawn into increasingly high-stake situations. The first in a trilogy, and the result of a collaboration between three esteemed writers, this is an exhilaratingly original take on superpower-themed fiction. And, as the extraordinary teenagers are forced to find a way to harness their powers, it’s also an allegory about stepping up and taking responsibility. - Joanne Owen

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Shaun O'Keefe - 'Zeroes is a rip-roaring, exciting tale that will thrill not only young adults but adults too. It is an inventive, thought-provoking and character-driven tale that is both believable and realistic.'
  • Janet Gilliard - 'I really enjoyed this novel. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.'
  • Megan Aboot, age 17 - 'Absolutely amazing!'


Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

A brand new fast-paced, explosive trilogy from international bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning co-authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti about a group of teens with amazing abilities. Who are the Zeroes? They're six teens with new kinds of superpowers. All born in the year 2000, they live in Cambria, California. Their abilities make them anything but heroes - until a high stakes crisis changes everything. Explosive. Gripping. And breath-takingly thrilling - you won't be able to put it down!

About the Author

'YA's hippest author' Scott Westerfeld is the author of the hugely popular Uglies series. As well as the Midnighters series and three stand alone YA novels, he has written five science fiction novels for adults. He and his wife, Justine, divide their time between Sydney and New York.

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560 pages


Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

24th September 2015




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