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Scorched free pdf A story of evil manipulating friendship and glamour to win a boy's mind, and the enduring power of love to hold him from the brink, from a critically-acclaimed writer. Robert and Alice are 15-year-old twins, who live in a big house in the country. The school year is drawing to a close, and a hot summer begins. For Robert, everything in his life feels wrong: his family, his friends, particularly his embarrassing sister Alice. Then Nick appears, dazzling, devil-may-care, extraordinary, offering an unexpected friendship. Robert is thrilled by the attention, and his sense of dislocation with the rest of his life grows. In the suffocating heat, heavy with boredom and frustration, he hangs about waiting for Nick who turns up only occasionally, but always promising great things. He begins to encourage Robert to give in to the spiteful part of his nature: letting bulls into a field to frighten his father's friend, setting hay bales on fire, and even killing a baby bird. As the summer wears on, an old homeless man is occasionally seen roaming around the farm, giving all who come across him an inexplicable feeling of revulsion and dread and a sense of mounting foreboding. The conflicting fascination and fear of Nick draw events towards their climax. It is only Alice who clearly recognises Nick for what he is, and can

About Josephine Poole

Josephine Poole is a widely published and highly acclaimed writer whose work includes poetry, plays, TV dramas, wildlife stories, retellings of classic stories, thrillers and teenage novels. Romance, suspense and the supernatural are her favourite themes. Her novel Catch as Catch Can was made into a television series. Snow White, illustrated by Angela Barrett, was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Josephine lives with her husband in the country in a very old house large enough for their six children and five grandchildren - should they visit together - and a horse, a pony, a donkey, three dogs, two cats, several guinea pigs and a goldfish.

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Author : Josephine Poole
Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
Data Published : 17 July 2003
ISBN : 0340843756
EAN : 9780340843758
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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