Reader Reviewed Nowhere by Jon Robinson


Written by Jon Robinson

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July 2013 Mega Debut of the Month How can this be? One hundred teenagers are imprisoned in a concrete cube. They are all criminals. But what have they done? Not one of them can remember...Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are locked in Nowhere. Attempts to escape fail. All they can do it try to work out what is happening to them and why anyone wants to hold them there. It’s a gripping, edgy thriller pulsating with questions which it seems just impossible to answer. A must-read for all those fans of The Bourne Identity!

A Piece of Passion from Ben Horseln, Editorial Director. 'Nowhere is the stuff of nightmares - a world in which teenagers are imprisoned without arrest, trial or right of reply. It's part Prison Break, Part Minority Report and three parts pure adrenaline-fuelled originality. It gripped me from start to finish. Jon Robinson is an author with a big future’.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Nowhere a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Nowhere is a brilliant, un-put-downable book...Thrilling and fast-paced, readers will be hooked from the first page and will not want to stop reading this action-packed, emotive book.'

A video review from one of our readers, Jasmine Randall, age 11

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Nowhere by Jon Robinson

Nowhere is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller from debut author Jon Robinson.

'No one's coming for us. Not our families, not the police. No one.' Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free...?


Gemma Bees The book is brilliant...really well written and I would definitely suggest this to a friend Click here to read the full review

Christine O'Donnell Excellent start to the book which grabs the reader’s attention Click here to read the full review

Harry Gorman, age 12 It is a very well written book and shows it from both sides of the story, the teenagers and the government. I love this book and would recommend it to everybody even if you are not a mystery fanatic. It makes me want to crave more....Click here to read the full review

Safiyah Afghan Nowhere is a brilliant, un-put-downable book...Thrilling and fast-paced, readers will be hooked from the first page and will not want to stop reading this action-packed, emotive book. Click here to read the full review

Pippa Cousins I loved ‘Nowhere’ as it was fast-paced and powerful and led you always wanting to know a little bit more. It’s not too long and all the characters are so personable to teenagers...a must read for all teenagers everywhere looking for a book full of action and thrill. Click here to read the full review

Harriet Cunningham ..the plot is intriguing and once you get into the book you will be unable to put it down till you've finished...I would definitely recommend this to any teenagers who love a good conspiracy Click here to read the full review

Katy Poulter, 13 I loved it, it was amazing and the descriptions made it feel so real. I have already recommended it to all my friends because it’s brilliant and I can’t wait to see more from this author. Click here to read the full review

Lucas Inglis an amazing book and I loved reading it. The book is action packed from start to finish....Click here to read the full review

Aimee Sweet I love this book! I recommend anyone to read this book as soon as possible to enjoy real reading! Click here to read the full review

Izzy Read adventure story with sci-fi, mystery and a definite sense of the unknown. I demand a sequel from this! I would recommend this to anyone. Click here to read the full review

Fabbiha Choudhury - This is a book that will have teenagers everywhere hooked, right to its shattering finish. Click here to read the full review

Christine O'Donnell - If you like the Hunger games/Maze Runner books then this will appeal. Click here to read the full review

About the Author

Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson was born in Middlesex in 1983. When he's not writing, he works for a charity in central London.

Nowhere is his debut novel.

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272 pages


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

4th July 2013




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