A beautifully imagined and mesmerising novel in which Devin and Kit seek to uncover the deadly secrets of the Gabriel H. Penn Home for Childhood.
Tania has published two novels for adults with Viking/Fig Tree - THE SEAHORSE and BEFORE WE BEGAN. This is her first children's novel. She lives in Boston, USA, with her husband and two boys, but travels frequently to the UK.
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I loved how the story, almost subconsciously, tackled more than one issue underneath its outer layer * GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS *
This book has echoes of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and in many ways, although clearly aimed at the teenage market, is as compelling as an adult read. Written in a simple, almost matter-of-fact style which fits the subject matter very well and with a satisfying ending, it's a very believable story and an excellent debut for Tania Unsworth. * WE LOVE THIS BOOK *
Wonderfully original, a little sinister, this debut is a cracker * THE SUN *
... an unputdownable read that had me gripped from the opening scene, and ultimately left me feeling grateful that this dystopia is a fictional one * THE BOOKBAG *
The world that you explore as you read - yes, reading this book is like walking through this world, excellent writing - is quite terrifying. * TEA PARTY PRINCESS *