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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 03/05/2018
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Waterstones Says

A shimmering, lyrical coming-of-age story from one of the most intelligent and nuanced writers of Young Adult fiction, Release charts the vagaries of first love and adolescence with sublime subtlety and unerring skill.

Shortisted for the YA Book Prize 2018

Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.

It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake...This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love.

Taking his characters – and readers – everywhere from the depths of consciousness to other worlds and further, to worlds beyond death, Patrick Ness is one of the most startlingly original and thought-provoking contemporary writers.

His mantelpiece must already be groaning under the weight of his many awards; accolades that include the Carnegie Medal (which he’s won twice), the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Red House Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. His novels include the bestselling trilogy Chaos WalkingMore Than ThisThe Rest of Us Just Live Here and The Crane Wife.

Patrick Ness answers five questions from Waterstones booksellers

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406378696
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“There are plenty of graphic, but beautifully wrought sex scenes in this book about a queer teen trying to find some freedom for himself in a small American town and with his deeply religious family.” - The Guardian

“ “Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway meets Judy Blume’s Forever” is as good a pitch as I’ve heard this year, and this beautifully crafted, complex novel which Ness calls his most personal yet, does not disappoint. […] Told with real tenderness, it’s a brilliant portrayal of the intensity of a teenager’s inner life.” - The Bookseller

"[a] subtle, heartfelt story of love and friendship in small-town America.” - The Guardian

Ness once again demonstrates his profound understanding of the complexities of being a young adult, and of the human condition more generally … Heartbreaking, intense and acutely honest, this novel casts a subtle spell of hope. - LoveReading4Kids, Joanne Owen

It’s signature Ness in many ways, particularly in how it sensitively and maturely deals with the horrors – and the ecstasies – of teenage life. […] Based loosely on ness’ own experience growing up, it’s here that the novel really shines; Adam’s insecurities and struggle with his parents’ beliefs are heartbreaking. Ness’ fictional worlds are littered with fantastic characters: Adam I a wonderful addition to the panoply. - List.co.uk

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“Gains flavour beyond the last page”

A dual narrative taking place over a day, Release explores sex and sexuality, shame and secrecy, and centres around letting go. The main character, Adam, is real and flawed as he fights his way through one day's... More

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“It's the end of the world as we know it”

Patrick Ness' new story is less fantastical than some of his previous work, the story of Adam Thorn, a gay 17 year old in rural America born to evangelical parents, struggling with his sexuality, getting over his... More

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“3 stars”

I'm not sure how I feel about Release. I was so excited to read it but have come away with a resounding feeling of disappointment.
It is really two books in one which don't really fit together or overlap. I... More

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