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Twins Mika and Ellie first appeared in The Roar, a suspenseful thriller set in a not-too-distant future Britain in which humanity lives behind a huge concrete wall to protect them from animals carrying a plague. Readers who may not have read The Roar are quickly brought up to speed and the action proceeds at pace. The twins have superpowers – they can hear thoughts – and in this adventure they use them to attack the wall in an attempt to release the brainwashed army of children locked behind it. The narrative switches from Mika to Ellie and Mika’s friend Kobi, providing different perspectives and carrying the plot forward. The action never lets up while the book also explores some serious themes. A first-rate sci-fi adventure. ~ Andrea Reece
A Piece of Passion from Publisher, Barry Cunningham If The Roar made you tremble with the excitement of a video game made scarily real in a walled world gone wrong, The Whisper will give you hope that children themselves can take control of tomorrow and turn back the damage that adults are doing to that world. Hope, true excitement and brilliant action make Emma Clayton’s The Whisper a must-be-heard voice before it’s too late! Awesome, colourful action for today’s eco-warriors and the fiercely passionate protectors of animals and what matters!
The exhilarating sequel to The Roar, the first title in Emma Clayton’s electrifying sci-fi series set in a dystopian future with plenty of edge- of-your-seat action.
Mika and Ellie have the ability to hear thoughts. Their mission: listening in on the mind of evil Mal Gorman, who's determined to use an age-resisting serum to stay forever young. Forced to play along with his plans, the telepathic twins may be the only people able to release his brainwashed army of children. That's when they begin to hear The Whisper, which tells them they should be fighting fire with fire. This could mean revolution...or war.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, The Roar.
‘Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down.’ NEW YORK TIMES
|Publication date:||5th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Chicken House Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Science Fiction, Thrillers|
|Other Categories:||Bookshelf Essentials, Reviewed by Children|
Emma Clayton spent her teens playing in indie bands and doodling with comic artists. In her twenties she studied screen writing and became an author. The Roar and The Whisper were inspired by her love of film, particularly those of Steven Spielberg she had watched as a child.In 2013, Emma took a road trip in America, and is now working on a novel inspired by that journey. In her spare time she enjoys hiking up England’s mistier mountains, driving her leaky Land Rover and eating Reese's peanut butter cups.More About Emma Clayton