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All Editions of Concentr8

by William Sutcliffe



Author: William Sutcliffe Format: Ebook Release Date: 21/09/2016

Im London einer nahen Zukunft wird das Medikament Concentr8 an auffallige Jugendliche verteilt, um jedes unerwunschte Verhalten einzudammen. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen und Blaze nehmen es schon, solange sie denken konnen. Sie sind keine richtige Gang, und sie sind auch nicht auf der Suche nach Arger, aber als die Verteilung von Concentr8 auf einmal versiegt und als eines heien Sommertags die Aufstande in der Stadt heftiger ausbrechen als je zuvor, kidnappen sie einen Mann und schleppen ihn in ein Lagerhaus. Im Verlauf der folgenden sechs Tage beginnen sie - beginnen wir - zu verstehen, warum es so kommen musste. Nominiert fr den YA Book Prize und die Carnegie Medal 2016



Author: William Sutcliffe Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn't it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What's good for society is good for everyone. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They're not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick - the only one Blaze really trusts. They're not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it. What makes five kids pick a man seemingly at random - a nobody, he works in the housing department, doesn't even have a good phone - hold a knife to his side, take him to a warehouse and chain him to a radiator? They've got a hostage, but don't really know what they want, or why they've done it. And across the course of five tense days, with a journalist, a floppy-haired mayor, a police negotiator, and the sinister face of the pharmaceutical industry, they - and we - begin to understand why ... This is a book about what how we label children. It's about how kids get lost and failed by the system. It's about how politicians manipulate them. Gripping and controversial reading for fans of Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness.



Author: William Sutcliffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and New Boy. Against a backdrop of rioting in the capital, a group of socially disaffected friends, led by angry, charismatic Blaze, pull a knife on a man as he leaves work at the Mayor’s office. While the friends wonder why they’ve taken someone hostage, an ambitious journalist investigates whether the withdrawal of Concentr8 might have triggered the rioting. A political scandal unfolds when it emerges that not everyone was medically assessed before being put on the pacifying drug, suggesting that something far more sinister is going on. Told through several authentic first person narratives, and interspersed with revealing excerpts from medical reports, sociological texts and tweets, this gripping, politically-charged novel explores the big issue of how young people get lost and failed by society, and why they might turn to criminal and anti-social behaviour. A fast-paced, thought-provoking rollercoaster of a read. ~ Joanne Owen

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