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Sophie Mckenzie - Author

About the Author

Sophie McKenzie is an award winning author of books for children, teenagers and adults. After growing up in London and going to university, Sophie became a journalist before doing a year-long course on writing for children. Her first book was published in 2005 and since then the number has risen to over 25.

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Featured books by Sophie Mckenzie

Other books by Sophie Mckenzie

Missing Me

Missing Me

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The third and final book in the bestselling, award-winning MISSING series. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger... PRAISE FOR GIRL, MISSING: 'Written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.' The Independent 'A taut thriller.' Wood & Vale Express 'Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving, well plotted.' Ultimate Book Guide 'A real page turned, filled with excitement, mystery, suspense and danger.' Waterstone's Guide To Kids Books 2008 'This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.' Sunday Express PRAISE FOR SISTER, MISSING: 'A fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag 'The brilliant follow-up to bestseller, Girl, Missing.' Reading Zone Newsletter

Sister, Missing

Sister, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'Page-turning' The Independent 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant ... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Sophie McKenzie's the queen of nail-biting and addictive reads. I just can't get enough.' Amy McCulloch, author of The Potion Diaries The gripping sequel to the bestselling, award-winning Girl, Missing. It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family heartbreak take their toll. Hoping some time together away from everything will help, Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday, only for tragedy to strike again when one of Lauren's sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before ... perhaps too similar to be a coincidence. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Becoming Jo

Becoming Jo

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: four sisters whose stories are forever imprinted in our hearts. But what if their stories had different endings? Reimagined by bestselling author Sophie McKenzie and told throughthe eyes of everybody's favourite sister, Becoming Jo perfectly captures the magic, exuberance and spirit of the original and much-loved book. Over 150 years after its publication, Becoming Jo proves just how timeless the characters and themes found within Little Women really are.

SweetFreak

SweetFreak

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Get ready for a brand new edge-of-your-seat read from bestselling author Sophie McKenzie! When everyone thinks you're a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth? Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats. Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who's really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control... Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it's too late? A gripping page-turner from the award-winning Sophie Mckenize, SweetFreak will keep you guessing until the very end... PRAISE FOR SOPHIE MCKENZIE: 'When it comes to YA thrillers, there's one name that defines the genre: Sophie McKenzie' Amy Alward, author of The Potion Diaries 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... You can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 10 years on from it's first publication, Girl Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone. This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic. 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Football is Blake's life - but it doesn't pay the rent. And if his mum can't do that, they're out on the street. So when a stranger makes him an offer, Blake finds it hard to resist. All he has to do is miss some goals and he'll earn enough cash to keep them going a little while longer. But what if Blake does fix the match? He could end up risking a lot more than just losing a game. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

All My Secrets

All My Secrets

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A brand new title from bestselling, award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie. The shocking reality behind a GBP10 million inheritance turns Evie Brown's world on its head. Unable to find out the truth from her parents, Evie ends up on the mysterious island of Lightsea, where her desire for answers leads her towards a series of revelations that threaten everything she holds dear . . . including her life.

Every Second Counts

Every Second Counts

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

The heart-stopping sequel to Split Second. Nat and Charlie are on the run, and in more danger than ever . . . Nowhere is safe for Charlie and Nat. They have each other, but Roman Riley's networks could reach them at any time. Charlie believes the only option is to go undercover in Riley's team, and sneaks away from Nat to pursue her plan alone. Nat is desperate to find Charlie, but his family are in danger and Riley is coming ever closer. Even if Nat and Charlie can find each other again, could being together be even more dangerous than being apart . . .?

Split Second - Part 3

Split Second - Part 3

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2014

Nat and Charlie's courage and loyalties are pushed to the limit in the third and final part of the heart-stopping Split Second.This is PART THREE of Split Secondby bestselling and award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie, for readers who have downloaded PARTS ONE and TWO. It is not the whole book. Please note that the whole book is also available now! Plus, get an exclusive look at the first chapters of the nail-biting conclusion Every Second Counts!"e;A terrifying, fast-paced thriller that you won't be able to put down."e; Teen Now, four-star review "e;Wow. Sophie McKenzie knows how to get her readers right on the edge of their seats. Split Secondis a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. I'll be watching this space for book two. With bated breath!"e; The Book Bag

Split Second - Part 2

Split Second - Part 2

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

The tension mounts in part two of the action-packed thriller, Split Second. . . Bound together by the devastating consequences of a terrorist attack on a London market, teenagers Charlotte (Charlie) and Nat appear at first to have much in common. But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat, she begins to wonder - does he know more about the attack than he's let on? This is PART TWO of THREE of the heart-stopping thriller, Split Second, by bestselling and award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie. It is not the whole book. PART THREE will be released on the 24th of July. However, if you cannot wait, THE WHOLE EBOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE NOW! "e;A terrifying, fast-paced thriller that you won't be able to put down."e; Teen Now, four-star review "e;Wow. Sophie McKenzie knows how to get her readers right on the edge of their seats. Split Seconds a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. I'll be watching this space for book two. With bated breath!"e; The Book Bag

Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Luke and Eve are heading off on their first holiday together. But they're staying with Eve's dad in his Spanish hotel and things aren't going to go to plan... Eve's dad treats his daughter like a little girl - and if Luke was hoping for a some summer action with Eve, her father soon puts a stop to it. Eve showcases her singing with the hotel band in the evenings, which means she's spending a lot of time with the handsome male drummer. Luke's jealous, but a revenge snog with the gorgeous Catalina doesn't seem to help his relationship with Eve much, and Cat's boyfriend is none too pleased either. Suddenly, it's turning into a holiday from hell...

The One and Only

The One and Only

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Eve has been sent away to school in Spain to keep her out of Luke's arms. Lonely without her, Luke turns to someone else...But then Eve turns up, wanting to take their relationship to the next stage. She wants Luke to be her 'first'. She thought she was Luke's one and only - he just wishes she was...

Six Steps to a Girl

Six Steps to a Girl

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2014

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it...

Split Second

Split Second

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Bound together by the devastating consequences of a terrorist attack on a London market, teenagers Charlotte (Charlie) and Nat appear at first to have much in common. But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat and his family, she begins to wonder if perhaps he knows more about the attack than he has let on. Split Second is an action-packed thriller that shifts between the perspectives of its two main characters as their courage and their loyalties are tested to the limit.

Defy the Stars

Defy the Stars

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

After months apart, everyone thinks that River is successfully building a future without Flynn. Indeed, she has almost convinced herself that she is moving on. And then, one day, Flynn is back, bringing with him tales of his glamorous new life. River suspects his lucrative new work involves some form of criminal activity, but will she let herself be drawn back into Flynn's world? Or is this, finally, the end of the line for them both?

All About Eve Trilogy

All About Eve Trilogy

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it... This ebook bind-up includes Six Steps to a Girl, Three's a Crowd and The One and Only.

Missing Trilogy

Missing Trilogy

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

What would you do if you saw yourself as a toddler on a Missing Children's website? Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham... and it seems that the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent Two years after the events of Girl, Missingand life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but when one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before, Lauren fears the nightmare might happen all over again. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missingand Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns more about their biological father and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger This ebook bind-up includes Girl, Missing; Sister, Missingand Missing Me, plus a bonus chapter of when Wolfe met Madison.

Medusa Project Collection

Medusa Project Collection

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene capable of creating psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. But the lives are these four special teens are in extreme danger because, since their existence was uncovered, there are some people who will stop at nothing to see them destroyed Fast-paced, thrilling and full of action, this ebook collection includes The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted, Double-cross and Hit Squad.

Split Second

Split Second

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

A heart-stopping YA thriller, from the author of the award-winning Girl, Missingand Close My Eyes. . . Bound together by the devastating consequences of a terrorist attack on a London market, teenagers Charlotte (Charlie) and Nat appear at first to have much in common. But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat and his family, she begins to wonder if perhaps he knows more about the attack than he has let on. Split Second is an action-packed thriller that shifts between the perspectives of its two main characters as their courage and their loyalties are tested to the limit.

Missing Me

Missing Me

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

The third and final book in the bestselling, award-winning MISSING series. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger... PRAISE FOR GIRL, MISSING: 'Written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.' The Independent 'A taut thriller.' Wood & Vale Express 'Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving, well plotted.' Ultimate Book Guide 'A real page turned, filled with excitement, mystery, suspense and danger.' Waterstone's Guide To Kids Books 2008 'This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.' Sunday Express PRAISE FOR SISTER, MISSING: 'A fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag 'The brilliant follow-up to bestseller, Girl, Missing.' Reading Zone Newsletter

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

The sequel to Falling Fast. Four months have passed and River and Flynn's romance is still going strong. River thinks Flynn has his anger under control, but when she discovers he has been getting into fights and is facing a terrible accusation at school, she starts to question both Flynn's honesty - and the intensity of their passion. Things come to a head at a family get together when River sees Flynn fly into one unprovoked rage too many. The consequences for both of them are devastating and threaten to tear them apart forever.

Missing Me

Missing Me

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

The third and final book in the bestselling, award-winning MISSING series. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger... PRAISE FOR GIRL, MISSING: 'Written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.' The Independent 'A taut thriller.' Wood & Vale Express 'Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving, well plotted.' Ultimate Book Guide 'A real page turned, filled with excitement, mystery, suspense and danger.' Waterstone's Guide To Kids Books 2008 'This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.' Sunday Express PRAISE FOR SISTER, MISSING: 'A fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag 'The brilliant follow-up to bestseller, Girl, Missing.' Reading Zone Newsletter

Falling Fast

Falling Fast

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This is life, not a rehearsal... When River auditions for a part in an inter-school performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. River believes in romantic love, and she can't wait to experience it. But Flynn comes from a damaged family - is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth...

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Brand new, refreshed edition of this thrilling crime story by the award winning Sophie McKenzie. Blake's the star of the football team, but he and his mum are in trouble - they can't make the rent and it looks as though they'll have to move. So when a stranger offers Blake cash to fix the match, it seems like an easy solution, right? Wrong. If Blake goes along with it, he stands to lose more than just the game. Will he do the right thing? Gripping football thriller. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers

The Medusa Project: Hit Squad

The Medusa Project: Hit Squad

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic aibilities. Fox's experiment left a legacy: four teenagers, each with their own distinct and special skill. These four teens were originally brought together to form crime-fighting force, The Medusa Project. Now the team is due to be disbanded and the teenagers sent to separate locations. But Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan are determined to investigate claims that a drug conveying the same powers as the Medusa gene has been developed. Joined by new friends Cal and Amy, who also have the gene, the four set off on their most dangerous mission yet...

Sister, Missing

Sister, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2011

It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers shy may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

The Medusa Project: Double-Cross

The Medusa Project: Double-Cross

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

Narrated by Nico, Double-Crossis full of telekinetic action as the Medusa Project team arrive in Sydney, Australia, for another exciting mission - and come face-to-face with two more Medusa teens: Cal, a boy who can fly, and Amy, a girl who can shapeshift... but who is double-crossing who?

The Medusa Project: Hunted

The Medusa Project: Hunted

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Dylan, the daughter of the scientist who created the Medusa gene for psychic powers, has never felt she really fits into the crime-fighting Medusa Project. But then she makes a discovery about her father's death which changes everything. As she and the other Medusa teens search for the truth, Dylan meets Harry - a boy who seems to know more about Dylan's past than she does. But can Dylan trust him? While Dylan searches for the mysterious legacy that her father has left her from beyond the grave, her dad's killer closes in. But just how far is the murderer prepared to go to keep Dylan from finding out the truth?

Blood Ransom

Blood Ransom

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

Clones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren't the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy, but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences. Across the Atlantic, Theo becomes suspicious when Rachel misses their weekly internet chat. He discovers a report online saying she's killed herself and travels to Scotland to find her, certain that she has been kidnapped. A clue leads him to Elijah's mysterious clinic, where the sinister Aphrodite Experiment is underway. But what is Elijah really planning? Why does he need to track Rachel down so badly? And will Rachel and Theo be able to pay the ultimate ransom that he demands?

The Medusa Project: The Rescue

The Medusa Project: The Rescue

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force: The Medusa Project. Since their existence became known to members of the criminal underworld, they have been hidden away in a secluded training camp in Spain, where their identities are being kept secret.Life in camp is hard enough, but then things take a turn for the worse. Ed is blackmailed into using his mind-reading powers - and in doing so he threatens to endanger the whole Medusa Project...

Time Train to the Blitz

Time Train to the Blitz

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2010

This is a nail-biting adventure that whisks readers back in time to the daily chaos and heroism of 1940s London during the Blitz bombings. When Scarlett, Joe and their dog, Pippy, stumble upon a ghostly train visible only to them, they find themselves travelling back in time to Second World War London on a heroic mission. Young Alfie Suggs was tragically killed during the Blitz trying to rescue his Nan, who survived. Now it's up to Scarlett and Joe to save the boy - and they have just one hour to complete their mission. As they race through East London's eerie and deserted streets, dogfights howl in the sky, sirens blare and the bombs begin to fall. But although Scarlett and Joe find Alfie, his determination to save his Nan means they are drawn into her house during an attack. Following the raid, they realize they are trapped indoors, with an unexploded bomb outside which will detonate in less than half an hour. Together, the children must scramble through the rubble into the dark cellar of the house and out through the back garden if they are to rescue Alfie and complete their mission. But with Alfie injured, it's a race against time as the clock keeps ticking. This is a fast-paced and gripping journey through time to the war-torn streets of 1940s East-End London, by one of the most exciting talents in children's publishing.

The Medusa Project: The Hostage

The Medusa Project: The Hostage

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. But now Ketty's brother Lex has stumbled into a dangerous game involving his boss and a hidden bomb. It's up to Ketty to save him without letting on what she knows to the rest of the team. But can she control her psychic visions, and her feelings for Nico, without getting the team's cover - and herself - blown sky high?

The Medusa Project: The Set-Up

The Medusa Project: The Set-Up

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2009

Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. But Fox died and the babies were hidden away for years. Now the children are teenagers - and unaware that their psychic powers are about to kick in. Cocky, charismatic Nico thinks his emerging telekinetic abilities will bring him money, power and the girl of his dreams. He's about to find out just how wrong he is...

The One and Only

The One and Only

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2009

Eve has been sent away to school in Spain to keep her out of Luke's arms. Lonely without her, Luke turns to someone else...But then Eve turns up, wanting to take their relationship to the next stage. She wants Luke to be her 'first'. She thought she was Luke's one and only - he just wishes she was...

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2009

Star striker Blake is offered a bribe to throw the big match. Will he do the right thing-or pay the rent? Edgy football crime story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Arthur's Sword

Arthur's Sword

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Arthur is a better sword fighter than his foster brother, Kay, but he's not the one training to be a knight. So he is thrilled to meet Merlin, who promises to help him become Kay's squire. Then the king dies, and Arthur gets the chance to carry out his first big challenge. There's a sword stuck in a rock, and no one can pull it free...Arthur's Sword is a modern retelling of the classic legend of old.

Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2008

When Theo discovers the father he thought died when he was a baby is still alive, he's determined to find him. The clues lead him to lonely Rachel, who has problems of her own, including parents who compare her unfavourably to her long-dead sister. But when Rachel and Theo are attacked by men from RAGE - the Righteous Army against Genetic Engineering - they are rescued by strangers and taken to meet a mysterious figure who leads them to make startling discoveries about their identities, which will affect their past, present, and future in dramatic and life-altering ways...

Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

Luke and Eve are heading off on their first holiday together. But they're staying with Eve's dad in his Spanish hotel and things aren't going to go to plan... Eve's dad treats his daughter like a little girl - and if Luke was hoping for a some summer action with Eve, her father soon puts a stop to it. Eve showcases her singing with the hotel band in the evenings, which means she's spending a lot of time with the handsome male drummer. Luke's jealous, but a revenge snog with the gorgeous Catalina doesn't seem to help his relationship with Eve much, and Cat's boyfriend is none too pleased either. Suddenly, it's turning into a holiday from hell...

Six Steps to a Girl

Six Steps to a Girl

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it...

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2006

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

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