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Written by Nicola Morgan

Sleepwalking Synopsis

The Citizens of this future world drift contentedly, their every emotion regulated. There is no pain, no suffering, no evil. And no freedom. Just safety and drug-induced happiness. But a small group, known as the Outsiders, crave real emotion, real freedom, even suffering. To them, the power of ideas and language cannot die - it is essential to being human. And they have a plan to change society. For years, a group of 'special' young people have been raised to have the strength and knowledge to overthrow the system. Now, when a deadly virus strikes, four of these teenagers, Livia, Cassandra, Marcus and Tavius must act quickly to infiltrate the sinister headquarters of the Governators and corrupt the system. But their plan carries enormous risk. Can they discover the chilling secret behind this saccharine dystopia? Are they really only 'handfuls of dust and splinters of bone'?

Sleepwalking Press Reviews

About FLESHMARKET This is a tough thriller, a delicate love story and a powerfully evocative historical novel. At its heart is a young man's obsession with the mother he lost under horrendous, bizarre circumstances. Set in Edinburgh at a time in which the city was at the vanguard of medical advance, Morgan reveals the deep moral dilemmas that accompanied meaningful research at the time. Her descriptions of Edinburgh's Old Town, decaying, corrupt and dangerous, are extraordinarily vivid. Lives were cheap, both within and out of the medical faculty. Morgan is a confident, courageous and honest writer. Fleshmarket is a tour de force, from its attention-grabbing prologue onwards. Lindsay Fraser SLEEPWALKING: Outstanding ... a book that deserves attention The Bookseller A dramatic and thought-provoking book. Nicola Morgan is a fine writer. David Almond Sleepwalking is an excellent book which tells you how important literature and the English language are in our lives. It is about a future world divided into ... The Educated Outsiders and Citizens ... I would recommend it to everyone. Nicola Morgan is a local diamond of a writer. Book Review Magazine This is an excellent sci-fi thriller, which also manages to articulate a passionate plea for literacy and dissent. Books for Keeps I was hooked all the way through, I couldn't put it down. Teen Titles Reader Reviews Sleepwalking is a book I really, really enjoyed. It has everything you could ever want in a book... the description is phenomenal... This is a great read and I would recommend it to everyone. Nicola Morgan is a local diamond of a writer. Teen Titles Book Review Magazine Reader Reviews With its fantastic plot and characters this book will have you reading for hours! This is yet another great novel from this fantastic writer. Thumbs up. Teen Titles Book Review Magazine- Reader Reviews This novel was great and kept me hooked until the last page! Nicola Morgan is a brilliant and fine writer. Teen Titles Book Review Magazine- Reader Reviews

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340877333
Publication date: 14th October 2004
Author: Nicola Morgan
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Nicola Morgan

Nicola lives near Edinburgh with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. After obtaining a degree in Classics and Philosophy, her various past jobs have included cooking business lunches and plucking turkeys. She worked as an English teacher for 16 years and has promoted child literacy for many years. She has written over 70 non-fiction titles, many of them best sellers, but achieved a 21 year-old ambition with her critically acclaimed novels, Mondays Are Red and Fleshmarket, which won a Scottish Arts Council Award in 2004. Nicola's favourite pastimes are reading, glass painting, creating mosaics, reviewing and cooking. She hates gardening, but likes nothing ...

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