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The Declaration (audio CD)

Written by Gemma Malley

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CD Audio.  A powerful, gripping and tense futuristic novel about a world which has gone mad, a world where life is forever except for the likes of Peter and Anna (who shouldn’t be there at all according to the declaration) who are struggling to escape the past in order to find a better future. The Declaration is a chilling, dystopian view of how life may be in the not too far off future, reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and PD James's The Children of Men but written for a young teenage audience. It’s a novel that highlights many issues which affect us today in modern Britain: the obsession with youth and beauty; our pill-popping culture where each ailment can be remedied with some unknown chemical cure; the over-population of the earth; our age-old fear of teenage culture. The author, Gemma Malley has expressed quite brilliantly and concisely these many different issues in this ground-breaking, mesmerizing and compelling novel.

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The Declaration (audio CD) Synopsis

Anna Covey is a 'Surplus'. She should not have been born. In a society in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination. Like all Surpluses, Anna is living in a Surplus Hall and learning how to make amends for the selfish act her parents committed in having her. She is quietly accepting of her fate until, one day, a new inmate arrives. Anna's life is thrown into chaos. But is she brave enough to believe this mysterious boy? This is a tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people seize the chance to break free.

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ISBN: 9780747594871
Publication date: 04/05/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Cd-audio

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ISBN: 9780747594871
Publication date: 4th May 2009
Author: Gemma Malley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Cd-audio
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers

About Gemma Malley

Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to publications including Company Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph before moving to the civil service, where she held a senior position within Ofsted, the education and care watchdog. She is married to Mark, the headmaster of a preparatory school in North West London. Click here to download a document where Gemma talks about the inspiration behind the Declaration series.Q & AWhat are your favourite children's books and why?It's difficult to come up with favourites because different books were ...

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