The Upper World (Paperback)
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The Upper World (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 19/08/2021
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Effortlessly blending the gritty social realism of South London’s streets with brilliantly judged fantastical flourishes, Fadugba’s assured debut centres on a boy who can see glimpses of the future and a girl desperately seeking answers about her parents.

This epic thriller is soon to be a major Netflix movie starring Academy Award winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther, Judas and the Black Messiah).

'Believing is seeing, Esso . . .'

Esso is running out of time and into trouble. When he discovers he has the ability to see glimpses of the future, he becomes haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences.

A generation later, fifteen-year-old Rhia is desperately searching for answers - and a catastrophic moment from the past holds the key to understanding the parents she never got to meet.

Whether on the roads of South London or in the mysterious Upper World, Esso and Rhia's fates must collide.

And when they do, a race against the clock will become a race against time itself . . .

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241505618
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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'[An] ambitious and highly addictive sci-fi thriller . . . The theory of relativity and time-travel science may drive the incredibly tense and compelling plot, but it is Fadugba's skill in weaving this around complex characters and a very powerful human story that makes The Upper World so special.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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“Brilliant debut.”

This story is told from the perspective of two characters, Esso from the present day and Rhia from the future. However, in order to save the lives of the people they love they will have to search for the answers... More

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“Have a STEM kid in your life that you want to gift a book to? - Look no further than The Upper World!”

Got this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review - thank you Penguin Random House for sending me a copy early!

Never have I had so much fun with a book about physics.

The story follow Esso who starts to... More

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“This book will leave you questioning everything you know about time and space”

I don't read a lot of science fiction so i went into this book not really knowing what to expect but i ended up really enjoying it! I loved the main characters Esso and Rhia, they where both so well written. The... More

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