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Written by Kevin Brooks

Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults General Fiction

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Edgy fiction, with strong contemporary themes, is the hallmark of Kevin Brooks’s writing for teens. In this short novel four generations of the Black family are spending Saturday afternoon in front of the horse racing on TV when the fuggy tedium is shattered: a beautiful girl, with a gun and a bag of stolen cash, bursts in. Fifteen-year-old Finbar tells the story and the focus seems squarely on the action. He may not say much out loud, but he lets the reader know exactly what the other members of his family are like, and it doesn’t take him too long to realise that the girl, despite her looks, is no different. There’s a twist in the tale, and it’s as exciting a piece of misanthropy as you are likely to read. Published by Barrington Stoke, it’s particularly suitable for reluctant and dyslexic teen readers. Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Bloodline Synopsis

A gritty teen drama. Finbar's fed up. He's back at his dad's house for the usual weekend visit of watching TV and eating chips. Just like every other. The last thing he expects is for a girl to burst into the house. A girl with a gun - and a bag of stolen cash. Who is she? What has she done? And will Finbar's life ever be the same? Gritty, nail-biting thriller from Carnegie medalist Kevin Brooks.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124918
Publication date: 15th May 2015
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Kevin Brooks

It was the publication of Martyn Pig that changed everything. After being turned down by a number of publishers, Kevin Brooks sent his manuscript to The Chicken House, who jumped on the chance to publish it. They released Martyn Pig in the spring of 2002. In the U.K, the book went on to be short-listed for the Carnegie Medal and win a Branford Boase Award for a first best novel. And in the United States, it was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and an ALA Book of the Year, among its many accolades. One of Brooks' favorite genres is ...

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