Release (Paperback)Patrick Ness (author)
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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 Walking, More Than This, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and The Crane Wife.
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Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
'Patrick Ness has written a pacy, convincing, coming-of-age novel... Adam's story alone is thrilling, intimate, important, joyous' - The Times
'As in all Ness's books, the prose gallops along, leaving the teacups trembling ...It is in his ability to dramatise this suburban claustrophobia, rather than in the strains of fantasy, that Ness excels.' - The Telegraph
'Packed with crisp dialogue and some realistic gay sex scenes, this is a captivating and emotional tale.' - Attitude Magazine
'This funny, touching, honest exploration of growing up follows 17-year-old Adam through one day in which his relationships shift. It includes tenderness and sex with his boyfriend, and coming out to his strict Christian pastor father.' - The Sunday Times
'...passionate and disturbing...A richly layered tale of finding your true family and knowing when to give up on ideals. - The Observer
'A richly layered tale of finding your true family and knowing when to give up on ideals.' - The Guardian
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