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The Bunker Diary

Written by Kevin Brooks

Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

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Dark and compelling, confusing and totally engrossing, stays with you long after you have finished the book

Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2014.

This is a hard-hitting novel which has divided opinion since winning the 2014 Carnegie Medal. Whilst having great literary merit, in Lovereading's view it is unsuitable for younger teenagers.

The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks' pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive?

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The Bunker Diary Synopsis

Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2014. This is a hard-hitting novel which has divided opinion since winning the 2014 Carnegie Medal.  Whilst having great literary merit, in Lovereading's view it is unsuitable for younger teenagers.

I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What's he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes. It did. Only this time it wasn't empty...

The Bunker Diary Press Reviews

A compulsive, atmospheric mystery  Sunday Times

A masterly writer  Mail on Sunday

Hugely readable ... confoundedly gripping The Independent on Sunday

[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots ... have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. It should be read by everyone. -- Amanda Craig The Times

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ISBN: 9780141326122
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141326122
Publication date: 7th March 2013
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: UKLA Book Awards

About Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He has worked in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014. Photo credit Nadja Meister

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