Momentum by Saci Lloyd
  

Momentum

Written by Saci Lloyd

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One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011.

Momentum is an action-packed thriller with a warm heart but a disturbing message of what can happen in a broken society. The setting is a disintegrating London in a not too distant future. Power supplies are unreliable and the streets are unsafe. Factions rule the city and there is constant danger from the Kossaks who shoot freely as they keep the peace violently. Teenager Hunter is one of the privileged Citizens but he searches for a life with more meaning in the run-down homes of the Outsiders. Hunter's involvement brings great risks but through it he learns the importance of real feelings.

Titles longlisted for the 2011 Guardian Children's Book Prize:

My Name is Mina by David Almond

Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans

Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge

Momentum by Saci Lloyd

Moon Pie by Simon Mason

Return to Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout by Andy Stanton

Synopsis

Momentum by Saci Lloyd

London, the near future. Energy wars are flaring across the globe - oil prices have gone crazy, regular power cuts are a daily occurrence. The cruel Kossak soldiers prowl the streets, keeping the Outsiders - the poor, the disenfranchised - in check. Hunter is a Citizen: one of the privileged of society, but with his passion for free running and his rebel friend Leo he cannot help but be fascinated by the Outsiders. So when he meets Outsider Uma, he is quickly drawn into their world - and into an electrifying and dangerous race to protect everything they hold dear. A hugely exciting dystopian thriller from the immensely talented Costa-shortlisted author Saci Lloyd.

Reviews

Praise for Momentum:

'A brilliantly imagined future London, a brutal race against time and a tender love story make this an unmissable novel ... Highly recommended.' The Bookseller

'..I loved it. And I couldn't wait to turn the page and find out what happened.' - Catriona Spense, 13, one of the Guardian Young Critics' Prize winners for 2011.

Praise for The Carbon Diaries 2015:

'Much more than a clanging gong signalling the end of days, this is a charming tale full of laughs and angst, with a message both accessible and relevant to today's teenagers.' - Bookseller's Choice, Publishing News

'an uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp - Adrian Mole does the apocalypse.' - Financial Times

'A daunting vision of global chaos.' Books for Keeps

About the Author

Saci Lloyd

Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author and activist, Saci Lloyd has held down a bewildering variety of non-jobs, including being a storyboard artist, a cartoonist, a singer in a band, an animator and a script editor for Camouflage Films.
She recently stepped down as Head of Media at Newham Sixth Form College, but continues her association with the East London college.

Saci's first novel, The Carbon Diaries 2015, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and is in development with the BBC, and her third novel Momentum was longlisted for The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

Saci very aware of the market she writes for. She understands their day to day lives and that translates over in the voice of her novels. She is a very strong and vocal advocate within the education sector. Her many years experience working with teenagers in East London gives her a very real and valid insight into how education policies affect the next generation. Her many blogs often criticise the status quo.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

Saci Lloyd
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Author's Website

www.sacilloyd.com/

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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

2nd June 2011

ISBN

9781444900811

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