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Nick Lake is the much-acclaimed author of In Darkness, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, and Hostage Three, which received three starred reviews and was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. He is also the Publishing Director for fiction at HarperCollins Children's Books UK. Nick lives near Oxford, England. Visit him online at www.in-darkness.org and on Twitter at @nicklakeauthor.


"* Intelligent, empathetic, and eye-opening." --Booklist, starred review, on Hostage Three "* Perceptive and harrowing. . . . An inventive narrative construction . . . plays on the highly unstable situation of this utterly compelling read." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Hostage Three "* Vivid and poignant. . . . The narrative twist is brilliant, taking readers on an emotional ride to the very last page." --School Library Journal, starred review, on Hostage Three "* This double-helix-of-a-story explores the nature of freedom, humanity, survival and hope. A dark journey well worth taking-engrossing, disturbing, illuminating." --Kirkus reviews, starred review, on IN DARKNESS "* A startling but successful feat of literary imagination. . . . Powerful and moving." --PW, starred review, on IN DARKNESS "A likely eye-opener for teenage readers. . . . In Darkness works on multiple levels by blurring realities--telescoping across time, between dreams and waking, and . . . between the depiction of Haiti by the artist and Haiti itself. This is what makes the novel so gripping." --The New York Times, on IN DARKNESS "Remarkable. . . . Lake's elegant, restrained prose and distinct characters will reward adults and older teenagers able to brave a story with strong language, harrowing scenes of brutality and an almost painful stab of joy at the end." --Wall Street Journal, on IN DARKNESS "A bold storytelling move ripe for reader discussion. . . . Provocative, daring, and sure to be polarizing. Lake does not shy from the graphic depiction of life in past or present Haiti. . . . Such grittiness elevates his story above and beyond more typical historical fiction and gives the events an edge not found in classroom social studies lessons. . . . Readers are sure to have a hard time looking away." --VOYA, on IN DARKNESS

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