Hostage Three

by Nick Lake

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Family Drama

LoveReading View on Hostage Three

Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 14-16 age category    A menacing chill is never far below the surface in this gripping young adult novel. Amy is dealing with a host of problems when her father suddenly springs a trip of a lifetime on her. Having no choice, she unwillingly agrees to accompany her father and step mother sailing across the world on a luxury yacht.  Slowly Amy relaxes into the life at sea. Maybe this will be an experience that will change them all? But then the boat is captured by pirates. Now nothing is certain and all the normal rules are broken. Nick Lake tells Amy’s story brilliantly. He is sympathetic and insightful about a girl trying to find out what really matters to her in a situation that is fraught with very real danger. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

Hostage Three Synopsis

It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal after a turbulent time; the peaceful sea, the warm sun ...But a nightmare is about to explode as a group of Somali pirates seizes the boat and its human cargo - and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Dad - the most valuable. Amy is Hostage Three. As she builds a strange bond with one of her captors, it becomes brutally clear that the price of a life and its value are very different things ...

Hostage Three Press Reviews

Praise for In Darkness:

In Darkness is a serious, nuanced, challenging novel. Trust me, there are plenty of young readers who hunger for exactly that Guardian

 

A clever and gripping story about a teenage girl's journey of self-discovery The Times

 

Lake handles these difficult themes with great skill, making political points while never losing the balance between emotion and action. He captures Amy's sense of abandonment with moving sensitivity and maintains the plot tension throughout Daily Mail

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408828229
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408828212
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408828229
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Action Adventure / Spy, Family Drama,
Categories: Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Nick Lake

Nick Lake is 29 years old and a children's book editor at HarperCollins. He lives in London with his English teacher wife, Hannah. Nick Lake Q&A: Previous occupations:Student, and then book editor. Which I still am.Favourite job:Being a book editor. No one told me at school that there was a job where you got paid for being a fan of writers and writing.    High school and/or college: I went to High School in Luxembourg, and I went to Oxford University after that for a degree and then a fairly pointless masters. In ...

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