Alien Rain by Ruth Morgan
  

Alien Rain

Written by Ruth Morgan

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Alien Rain is an incredibly gripping adventure thriller that 10+ year olds will devour. Bree, the main protagonist is a teen girl who is hugely brave and yet the insecurities that all teens feel is also at the fore. The story itself is topical in as much as she lives on Mars, yet would love to live back on Earth. When she is chosen unexpectedly for a mission to go back there she is thrilled but, all is not what she expects, for Earth has been lost to ruthlessness and fear, yet it becomes clear that despite her age it is only Bree that just might be able to put things right. But can her bravery outsmart her insecurities when she can trust no one? Fans of Sally Gardner's Maggot Moon will love this debut novel.

Piece of Passion from Janet Thomas, editor: 'Alien Rain was a manuscript I couldn’t stop reading the moment I started it. I love the way Ruth mixes action, adventure, fear, ghosts and really difficult personal choices of loyalty and betrayal, in a story that is constantly moving, pulling the ground from under you. Bree is a great heroine, believeable and brave. Without wanting to give too much away, when we learn why she was chosen for the mission, it broke my heart, and all through I was cheering her on. I love how we share Bree’s wonder when she sees a bird, a fossil or the rain. Whether it’s a lethal attack from genetically modified monsters or the first sight of a frog, Ruth’s writing captures you throughout.’

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Synopsis

Alien Rain by Ruth Morgan

Bree is an ordinary girl living in a Martian city where everyone dreams of going back to Earth. With her failing grades, she is amazed when she is chosen for a mission to Earth, a rare honour usually kept for the highest achieving pupils. Why her? But there are terrible shocks ahead. The Earth has been lost - the last war created ruthless genetic weapons that have overpowered their creators. Always under attack, in the ruins of Cardiff, amongst its wildlife, and at the Museum, Bree finds more and more proof that she can't trust anyone. When she starts getting strange messages from a voice only she can hear, whose side is she really on? Home or Earth?

About the Author

Ruth Morgan

Ruth Morgan has written for television and radio and published fiction, poetry and plays for children of all ages. She is also a teacher and appears at a storyteller at Cardiff Castle.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Ruth Morgan
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Publisher

Firefly Press Ltd

Publication date

14th April 2016

ISBN

9781910080382

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Publisher Profile

Firefly Press Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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