Bearmouth (Paperback)
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Bearmouth (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 06/02/2020
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Waterstones Says

In a subterranean society, a young labourer begins to question the system in this claustrophobic yet invigorating dystopia from debut novelist Liz Hyder. 

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Older Fiction Award 2020

Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labour, the sunlit world above the mine a distant memory. Reward will come in the next life with the benevolence of the Mayker. New accepts everything - that is, until the mysterious Devlin arrives.

Suddenly, Newt starts to look at Bearmouth with a fresh perspective, questioning the system, and setting in motion a chain of events that could destroy their entire world. In this powerful and brilliantly original debut novel, friendship creates strength, courage is hard-won and hope is the path to freedom.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782692430
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An extraordinary dystopian novel... compelling and original - Sunday Times, Book of the Year

One of the most vivid, tough, bold and gripping books I've read in a long time - and it's utterly original, the kind of story to carry you away - Katherine Rundell, author of The Good Thieves

Like nothing I have read before... hand-in-mouth gripping... [Hyder] will become a household name and her books a curriculum staple - The Times, Children's Book of the Month

One of the most ambitious and darkly brilliant YA books I've read. It's provocative, tender, claustrophobic and epic. It blew my mind - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars

Bearmouth is devastating, genre breaking, a book in which the very language changes as the plot progresses. A Jonathan Livingstone Seagull for today. I can't wait to see what Hyder does next, I will go wherever she takes me - Daisy Johnson

A dazzling fable of oppression and hope - Financial Times, Books of the Year

[Bearmouth] has remained with me since I read it almost a year ago. A strange, uncompromising and innovative novel written in dialect, set in a mine where workers are promised riches in the next life - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Guardian, Best Books of 2019

There's nothing like a dose of darkness and claustrophobia to give a story intensity, and Liz Hyder's excellent fantasy debut has plenty of both - Guardian

A mighty impressive piece of work... compelling, powerful and utterly unique - Brian Conaghan, winner of the Costa Children's Book Award

An accomplished, intelligent, gripping, and unforgettable debut... once you start reading you will not be able to put it down - M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy

A stunningly written, raw, wholly original, darkly beautiful triumph - Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe

My top pick for ages 12 upwards... a remarkable debut... as good as anything by Joan Aiken - New Statesman

Liz Hyder is a writer of true courage - David Almond

A bold, arresting first book - Observer

Excellent... Young teens and upwards will find much to enjoy in this book - Philip Womack, Literary Review

Exciting, ambitious and completely unpredictable: the kind of book to read in one sitting, quite breathless - BookTrust

As vivid, original and distinctive as it gets... shocking and haunting, but moving and uplifting too. I was gripped from the first page - and I've never read a book like it - Telegraph and Argus

An ambitious, memorable debut - Bookseller, Ones to Watch

A hugely atmospheric read... a page-turner for sure - John McLay, Artistic Director, Bath Children's Literature Festival

A great achievement - deeply moving, original, profound - Chloe Dunbar, Director at Ways with Words and Head of Development at Hera Pictures

It's going to be huge, and deservedly so. It will stop you in your tracks. It will grip you, bewitch you, haunt you - Nicholas Pegg

The most memorable, different and stunning YA book I've read - Katy Moran

Darkly brilliant...I was totally immersed - Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk

A brilliant and thought-provoking piece of writing that you will not be able to put down - Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

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“Hauntingly Powerful”

Question everything. A beautiful story with a powerful message. Although the writing style is awkward to begin with, once you get used to the phonetic spelling of words, you'll be reading into the wee hours of... More

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“Unputdownable!”

Newt is neither girl nor boy but a young child who has only ever known life in the mines as they have been there since as long as they can remember. Newt is trying to learn there letters with Thomas, a slightly more... More

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“Stunning”

It's not often that a book stops you in your tracks, but this one did it for me. Unique, claustrophobic, tense, exciting and hopeful - just stunning. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy and have been... More

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