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Hostage Three

Written by Nick Lake

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****NOTE Suitable for 15+ only as some strong content    A menacing chill is never far below the surface in this gripping young adult novel. Amy is dealing with a host of problems when her father suddenly springs a trip of a lifetime on her. Having no choice, she unwillingly agrees to accompany her father and step mother sailing across the world on a luxury yacht.  Slowly Amy relaxes into the life at sea. Maybe this will be an experience that will change them all? But then the boat is captured by pirates. Now nothing is certain and all the normal rules are broken. Nick Lake tells Amy’s story brilliantly. He is sympathetic and insightful about a girl trying to find out what really matters to her in a situation that is fraught with very real danger.

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****NOTE Suitable for 15+ only as some strong content   It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal after a turbulent time; the peaceful sea, the warm sun ...But a nightmare is about to explode as a group of Somali pirates seizes the boat and its human cargo - and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage 1 is Dad - the most valuable. Amy is Hostage 3. As she builds a strange bond with one of her captors, it becomes brutally clear that the price of a life and its value are very different things ...

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ISBN: 9781408828229
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408828212
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408828212
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Nick Lake

Nick Lake is the critically-acclaimed author of many YA novels. His books have won several prizes including the Michael L. Printz Award, and have been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal - most recently for his novel Nowhere on Earth. Nick is also the Fiction Publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books. He lives with his family in Oxfordshire, in a very old house protected by magical symbols.. Nick Lake Q&A: Previous occupations:  Student, and then book editor. Which I still am.Favourite job:  Being a book editor. No one told me at ...

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