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Kevin Brooks - Author

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Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He has worked in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014.

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Featured books by Kevin Brooks

Dogchild

Dogchild

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The breathtaking new novel from award-winning author Kevin Brooks.

ebook of the month

Other books by Kevin Brooks

Lucas (2019 reissue)

Lucas (2019 reissue)

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A stunning edition of Kevin Brooks' celebrated novel - a truly original, powerful and emotional story from the author of The Bunker Diary. 'It gets to you ... you want to tell everyone how good it is.' SUNDAY TIMES 'A particularly moving and unusual love story.' GUARDIAN 'A gripping story' FINANCIAL TIMES Caitlin's life changes from the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer's day. He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen - and when she meets him, her world comes alive. But to others, he quickly becomes an object of jealousy, prejudice and hatred. Caitlin tries to make sense of the injustice that lurks at every unexpected twist and turn, until she realises that she must do what she knows in her heart is right.

Martyn Pig (2020 reissue)

Martyn Pig (2020 reissue)

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A stunning edition of Kevin Brooks' celebrated novel - a truly original, powerful and emotional story from the author of The Bunker Diary. Martyn hated his dad, but he never meant for him to die. And now he has to tell the police what happened ... or hide the body. Simple, right? Not quite. One story leads to another. Secrets and lies become darker and crazier. And then everything shatters. Life is never easy, but death is even harder ...

Dogchild

Dogchild

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

THE BREATHTAKING NEW NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KEVIN BROOKSJeet was raised by a pack of wild dogs. Recaptured and 'rehumanised', Jeet now lives with the last of his people in an ancient walled town in the vast expanse of the Deathlands, besieged by a much larger enemy clan. They are preparing for the final battle and it's Jeet's task to record the events. But Jeet is struggling to come to terms with his half-human, half-dog identity. Can the impending conflict, and his relationship with another rehumanised dogchild, shed any light on what it takes to be a survivor?Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014.

Miedo

Miedo

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

A Elliot le aterra casi todo. Desde el momento en que nacio, su vida ha estado ligada a un miedo inexplicable hacia la mayoria de las cosas. Ahora, lo unico que mantiene sus terrores a raya son las pastillas amarillas que toma diariamente; sin embargo, justo en Nochebuena, Elliot se queda sin medicina, entonces su madre tiene que salir a la farmacia para surtir otra receta. Parece que nada puede salir mal, sin embargo, despues de un largo rato, ella no regresa. Elliot sospecha que algo sucedio, pero, tendra el valor para enfrentar sus miedos y salir a buscarla?

Dogchild

Dogchild

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The breathtaking new novel from award-winning author Kevin Brooks.

ebook of the month
Born Scared

Born Scared

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The much anticipated follow-up title from the multi-award winning author of The Bunker Diary, recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for young adults. Elliot is terrified of almost everything. From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day. It's Christmas Eve, there's a snowstorm and Elliot's medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She'll only be 10 minutes - but shen she doesn't come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 400 metres away. It might as well be 400 miles... Born Scared joins the ranks of Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places, Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of A Funny Story, and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why as an example of teen fiction offering a frank and intelligent portrait of mental illness. Kevin Brooks was born in 1959. His first novel, Martyn Pig, was shortlisted for a 2002 Carnegie Medal and won the 2003 Branford Boase Award. His second novel, Lucas, won the 2004 North East Book Award. In 2014 his novel The Bunker Diary was awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Kevin lives in North Yorkshire.

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