The Survival Game (Paperback)
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The Survival Game (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 26/07/2018
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In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful.

Mhairi Anne Bain owns only two things: a gun with no bullets and her identity papers.

The world is a shell of what it once was. Now, you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every border checkpoint. And if you are going to survive, your instincts will become your most valuable weapon.

Mhairi has learnt the importance of living her own story, of speaking to no one. But then she meets a young boy with no voice at all, and finds herself risking everything to take him to safety.

And so Mhairi and the silent boy travel the road north. But there are rumours that things in Scotland have changed since she has been away. What Mhairi finds there is shocking and heart-breaking, but might finally re-connect her to her sense of self and to the possibility of love.

An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444944525
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 199 x 189 x 24 mm


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'A powerful story. It's searingly beautiful but both terrifying and deeply sad. Nicky Singer writes with lyricism...But The Survival Game isn't just beautifully written...it's raw and energetic, lyrical and beautiful, intense and passionate. It also asks important questions and requires the reader to interrogate her or himself...It's an absolute tour de force.' - The Book Bag 

A wonderful, surprisingly delicate story about a teenager making her way home to Scotland in a world remade by climate change (aimed at YA readers but, like all good children's books, good for adults too)' - Lucy Mangan, i Weekend

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“Heartwrenching and Powerful”

This is a vital, beautiful book - not least because of that striking cover. The world has heated up and the earth's population is desperately trying to get further north - including Mhairi, who is trying to get... More

“Wise and wonderful”

This is a wonderful novel, set in 2049, when the earth has heated up and migration has hit new highs. There are also new rules in place and the world is a harsher place as countries try and stretch their resources to... More

Paperback edition
31st July 2018
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“Grim, realistic dystopian tale”

What is it about :

A grim dystopian tale, set in the near future after climate change has changed the planet and its politics.

Mhairi Bain is left alone after her parents are killed and she’s travelled back from... More

Paperback edition
5th August 2018
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