Written by Melvin Burgess
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April 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Melvin Burgess sets out a thrilling proposal: what if there were a drug which gave you the chance to have the very best time of your life for one week after which is was known that you would die. Would you take it? Adam’s life is rubbish – especially after his brother disappears. His family has no money, he has no job, society is shot to pieces. Why not end it all and have the ultimate high before he goes? As always, Burgess raises questions that matter a lot to teenagers giving much to think about, all wrapped up in a highly charged, action packed thriller.
A Piece of Passion from the Publisher, Barry Cunningham I can’t help making this personal. What would be on my list if I had a week to live? Er … it’s almost easy.
But then I think of the people I’d never see again, the things I’d never do. (Anyway, no one can eat that many lobsters.) Melvin Burgess brilliantly brings home the
consequences of a momentous choice – to a world that feels like the day after tomorrow, where love, sex, crime and revolution all swing into play. It’s intimate, thrilling and intense. Like life itself.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Hit a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'A race against time, a lost cause, a crazy, extremist-ridden world and a strong brotherly love combine to make this one of the best books I've read. I strongly recommend it for any teen looking for a book with a subtle, cleverly wrought twist'....
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The Hit by Melvin Burgess
A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. The Hit. A week of good life - a really good life. Followed by death. But still, a week like no one ever lived before.
Adam looks around him. His parents are worn out. His brother has gone. And Lizzie his girlfriend is over him. There's got to be more to life. If he had a week to live, what would he live for? Actually, he's got a list...
Amrit Bunet a storyline that is unusual and would draw anybody in as you will not be able to stop yourself turning pages. Click here to download the full review
Zoe Crook I found this book to be interesting and refreshing... my advice is to stick with it! It does get better! Click here to download the full review
Amy Knight The Hit by Melvin Burgess has to be one of the most interesting and creative books I’ve read in a long time. Click here to download the full review
Harriet Cunningham The idea behind this book is brilliant; I loved the back story, the fight for control, for freedom. I loved how you follow one characters story but see how his choices affect those around him, from their point of view. Click here to download the full review
Ayesha Afghan A good book perfect for most readers, The Hit is a good book to buy. Click here to download the full review
Hollie Compton I was never disappointed about what was on the next page and I wanted to turn page after page to find out what the next chapter of the story would be....Click here to download the full review
Rob Foard, age 16 A race against time, a lost cause, a crazy, extremist-ridden world and a strong brotherly love combine to make this one of the best books I've read. I strongly recommend it for any teen looking for a book with a subtle, cleverly wrought twist. Click here to download the full review
Chloe Sheehan, age 14 I really did love this book and I am looking forward to reading another book from this author. Maybe a sequel? Click here to download the full review
Sarah Murray The last third of the book was amazing! It was full of drama and excitement and it was full of tension. Click here to download the full review
Rebecca Tyrrell, age 14 The Hit is a pretty amazing book - unlike anything I have read before and is a really good book to get you thinking about what is important in life.
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