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Shortlisted for the prestigious Teenage Book Prize 2010, the winner of which will be announced on 1st November 2010. The shortlist of six includes: Halo by Zizou Corder, Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning, The Enemy by Charlie Higson, Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick, Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace and Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes.
This is well written with excellent characterisation, particularly of the main protagonist in the story, a girl called Halo. There is plenty of excitement, action and adventure in the story together with lots of plot twists and turns and danger and intrigue as Halo tries to find out who she really is where she came from.
Halo by Zizou Corder
Washed ashore as a baby in ancient Greece, Halo is discovered by a family of centaurs. Although her true identity remains a mystery, she is loved as one of their own. But when Halo is dragged away by fishermen, her wild adventure begins. Halo soon realises that if she is to survive then she must live in disguise as a boy. A violent war is threatening to erupt and Halo is at the mercy of the mighty Spartan warriors but as she battles to hide her secret, Halo never forgets her quest.
About the Author
Publication date4th February 2010
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PublisherPuffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Interest Age: From 9