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The edge

By: Gibbons, Alan

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1842550942 / 9781842550946
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United Kingdom
20 cm 182 p.
teenage  Learn More
Quiz No: 206316, Points 7.00, Book Level 3.90,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, winner of the Angus Book Award 'a fast and compelling "must read" ... I can't recommend it highly enough' (Books for Keeps) 'A brilliantly convincing thriller devoid of flabby cliches or stereotype' (Guardian) 'a fast-moving, tense, emotional story which is a real page turner' (Carousel) 'Alan Gibbons uses short, mini-chapters to tell his story and the effect is electric' (Booktrusted News) 'the characters are brilliantly drawn' (Mail on Sunday) 'an excellent, challenging, rough-tough read' (Michael Rosen) Real life thriller Sales of Alan Gibbons titles exce

'We've got to go. Now.' It's early morning and Danny's mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They're on the run - from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won't let them go.

Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents.

But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge.

A tense and chilling story to which the chase gives terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character, and the understanding of the predicaments of children today, that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.


5AM Interest age: from c 11 years, YF Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, YX Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)


S 2003 Booktrust Teenage Prize
S 2003 LA Carnegie Medal
S 2003 Carnegie Medal

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