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Bedlam

Written by Ally Kennen

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Ally Kennen's observations of teenage life, along with the themes of dysfunctional families and the people who fall between the gaps in society, are what define her as one of the best authors writing for young people. In Bedlam Ally Kennen has once again been supremely clever in delivering a plot that will make your blood run cold whilst at the same time delivering dead pan humour. It's absolutely gripping but not everyone will be brave enough to read it. 

This is the third chilling teen title from Ally Kennen. Berserk and Beast are the 2nd and 1st respectively.

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Bedlam Synopsis

When 16-year-old Lexi is forced to move in with her estranged mother, she thinks she will die of boredom. Yet midnight howlings and regular break-ins convince her otherwise. And when Lexi follows her mother's dog into the woods and discovers the abandoned asylum, it is only too apparent that there is something out there. Something real .

Bedlam Press Reviews

'a remarkably assured writer' Independent

'Kennen has a hotline to all that is funniest, craziest, most dangerous and most creative about troubled teenagers.  Fearlessness comes in many forms, and laughter is one.' The Times

'A sure-footed blend of deadpan humour with gritty, urban realism.' Guardian

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ISBN: 9780008293666
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781407139425
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407139425
Publication date: 5th January 2009
Author: Ally Kennen
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Romance / Relationship Stories, Thrillers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Ally Kennen

Ally Kennen comes from a proud lineage of bare-knuckle boxers, country vicars and French aristocracy.  She grew up in an isolated farm on Exmoor, with no flushing toilet, dead tadpoles in the taps, and annual rat infestations.  The farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist. She is also a professional singer. Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, small daughter, smaller son and baby four chickens and a curmudgeonly cat. No woman has ever beaten Ally in an arm wrestle.   In ...

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