The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor
  

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Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Award.

Romance and suspense combine in a tense teen thriller that will leave you gasping for more.

A Review by Katy Poulter, age 12

I loved the science element to The Repossession as I am a budding scientist who aspires to be a physicist so this book was great with the aspect of teleportation and the theories behind that. I like the fact that Genie and Rian are so close, close enough for Rian to risk being arrested and his whole future to break her out of the prison which was her bedroom. There was such a sinister tone behind it all though with Reverend Schneider acting all innocent and providing a public front for the real evil to hide behind. Overall, it is an exhilarating book that I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a good book.

Katy Poulter is a member of the Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel but she has reviewed this novel in the first instance for the Leeds Book Award as it is one of the 2013 shortlisted titles. The organisers have kindly agreed to let us also make use of Katy's review

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Synopsis

The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor

Romance and suspense combine in a tense teen thriller that will leave you gasping for more ...34 kids missing. Vanished without a trace. Believing she is possessed, Genie Magee's mother has imprisoned her all summer encouraged by the sinister Reverend Schneider. Beautiful Rian, love of her life, sets her free, and their escape washes them up at Marshall's remote farmhouse downriver. But why are there newspaper clippings of the missing kids pinned to Marshall's bathroom wall? And should they believe his stories about the experiments at the Fortress, an underground research station nearby? Genie meets Denis. Missing two years now, but hasn't grown an inch. Rian is haunted by Renee, who insists she's not actually dead. Soon they discover the terrible truth about Reverend Schneider and worse, Genie is next ...and Rian can't do a thing to prevent it. The Repossession is just the beginning.

Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Award. For further information on the Award click here.

Shortlisted titles are:

9-11 category shortlist - Rachel Billington's Poppy's Hero - Charlotte Haptie's Granny Grabbers' Whizz Bang World - Conrad Mason's The Demon's Watch - William Osborne's Hitler's Angel - Michelle Paver's Gods and Warriors - Marcus Sedgwick's Fright Forest.

11-14 category shortlist - Kerry Drewery's A Brighter Fear - Caroline Green's Cracks - Mark Lowery's Socks are not Enough - Simon Packham's Silenced - Laura Powell's Burn Mark - Mark Walden's Earthfall.

14-16 category shortlist - Phil Earle's Saving Daisy - Sarah Hammond's The Night Sky in my Head - Sam Hawksmoor's The Repossession - Edward Hogan's Daylight Saving - David Massey's Torn - Teri Terry's Slated.

The winners will be announced on 21st May 2013 for the 9-11 category and on 23rd May 2013 for the 11-14 and 14-16 categories.

Reviews

'Defies expectation in the best possible way.' Chicklish

'Breathtakingly wonderful. Genie and Rian are my new favourite couple.' The Book Bag

-bookish.blogspot 20120301 'An explosive cliff-hanger ending. Can't wait for the second in the series. A Dream of Books

'Multi-dimensional appeal and a shattering conflict of good and evil.' Choose YA

In the true tradition of adventure-yarns... it is to be hoped that the second installment is equally ingenious. -- Books For Keeps

A wonderful addition to young adult genres and an amazing work of author Sam Hawksmoor... utterly remarkable. -- thoughtsandroses.blogspot


About the Author

Sam Hawksmoor started writing after careers that involved travel, photography and teaching. Add a smattering of gold prospecting in British Columbia, working on radio in Africa, not to mention being a tour guide in America and Europe, he likes to collect people and stories. His heart belongs to Vancouver, a city that is changing so fast the past is disappearing almost before it happens. Sam believes that the 21st Century will be so different to the last, people will look back on our lives now and wonder how it was we could be so primitive.

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Format

Paperback
512 pages

Author

Sam Hawksmoor
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Author's Website

www.samhawksmoor.com

Publisher

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

Publication date

1st March 2012

ISBN

9780340997086

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