Green Rising (Paperback)
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Green Rising (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 02/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

Merging climate change narrative with captivating fantasy, James' engrossing novel of children blessed with the power to grow plants from their skin is a compelling page-turner with a meaningful message.

Longlisted for The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2023

In a climate catastrophe ... resistance is taking root.

Gabrielle is a climate-change activist who shoots to fame when she becomes the first teenager to display a supernatural ability to grow plants from her skin. Hester is the millionaire daughter of an oil tycoon and the face of the family business. Theo comes from a long line of fishermen, but his parents are struggling to make ends meet.

On the face of it, the three have very little in common. Yet when Hester and Theo join Gabrielle and legions of other teenagers around the world in developing the strange new "Greenfingers" power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they'll need to learn to work together.

As they navigate first love and family expectations, can the three teenagers pull off the ultimate heist and bring about a green rising?

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406384673
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Lauren James ’s speculative thrillers have covered topics as diverse as time travel, cloning and space travel. In Green Rising, she turns her attention to the climate emergency. In the near future, on an increasingly uninhabitable Earth, thousands of teenagers around the world suddenly develop ‘Green fingers’ powers – the ability to grow plants from their own skin. The race is on to use their gifts to save the planet and outsmart the corporations who would exploit them. A smart, brilliantly realised call to arms. - The Observer (The New Review)

"Green Rising is a whip-smart tale that asks big, bold questions of how we can save the planet, with or without Greenfinger magic. Beautiful imagery, a strong scientific underpinning and well-rounded characters. A must-read for teens today." - Laura Lam, Sunday Times bestselling author of Goldilocks and Seven Devils

"Frighteningly clever and richly imagined, Green Rising is a book that combines lush, compulsive storytelling with an urgent message, and everyone who reads it will be stirred by its call to arms. I loved it." - Laura Wood, author of A Sky Painted Gold

Smart and sharp and witty and fun, with a magic system that springs perfectly from current events and winds perfectly around some really big real-world themes –­ but manages to avoid being didactic - Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

In this love song to our planet, Green Rising effortlessly mixes magic and science with strong, likeable characters and a smart plot. But most of all, this book provides the clearest explanation yet as to what's caused climate change, and more importantly, what we can do to prevent it. - Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

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“A Must Read!”

I LOVE Lauren James, and this book is a brilliant example of why she is an auto-buy author for me. Fantastic characters and unexpected turns throughout a non stop plot, the attention to detail in Green Rising makes it... More

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“Highly recommended”

It's an important book, it talks about the climate crisis and imagine a solution.
It's full of food for thought and it made me think and love what I was reading.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the... More

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“A must read!”

In the not to distant future, teenagers are finding they have the power to grow plants from their bodies. How can they use this power for the good of the planet? Why did they develop this power in the first place?

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