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Siege (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 05/09/2013
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Leah Jackson - in detention. Then armed Year 9s burst in, shooting. She escapes, just. But the new Lock Down system for keeping intruders out is now locking everyone in. She takes to the ceilings and air vents with another student, Anton, and manages to use her mobile to call out to the world. First: survive the gang - the so-called 'Eternal Knights'.
Second: rescue other kids taken hostage, and one urgently needing medical help.
Outside, parents gather, the army want intelligence, television cameras roll, psychologists give opinions, sociologists rationalise, doctors advise - and they all want a piece of Leah. Soon her phone battery is running out; the SAS want her to reconnoitre the hostage area ...
But she is guarding a terrifying conviction. Her brother, Connor, is at the centre of this horror. Is he with the Eternal Knights or just a pawn?
She remembers. All those times Connor reached out for help ... If she'd listened, voiced her fears about him earlier, would things be different now? Should she give up her brother?
With only Anton for company, surviving by wits alone, Leah wrestles with the terrible choices ...

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444910087
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 121 x 26 mm


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Violent, shocking and thought-provoking, this powerful novel for older teenagers is set in the near future and addresses issues of love and personal responsibility, disadvantage and state control. * Booktrust *
This is a fantastic piece of writing; powerful and compelling. A gripping thriller... underpinned with serious political content. * Carousel *

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“Mind blowing”

I read this because I've never read a school shooting book set in England before and I am SO glad I decided to try it. The book is set in the near future but still has a very realistic take on it which makes it... More

Hardback edition
10th March 2013
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“Siege”

I really loved this book, I was gripped from the first page! When I first started, I wasn't sure that I liked Leah as a character, but as the story progressed she really grew on me and I found myself rooting for... More

Hardback edition
13th April 2013
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