Kook

by Chris Vick

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LoveReading View on Kook

Fifteen-year-old science geek Sam has returned to Cornwall from London. It’s his first time back since his dad drowned here when he was four. Sam has no idea what his new life holds, and then he meets Jade, the stunning surfer girl who lives next door. Forthright and fearless, and obsessed with finding and riding the legendary Devil’s Horn wave, Jade stirs Sam’s heart and rouses his own passion for surfing. When Sam finds his dad’s navigational charts that seem to show the site of this legendary wave, he, Jade and her close circle of friends are consumed by a desire to surf the Devil’s Horn, no matter what, and at any cost.

This powerfully pacy debut swells with elemental energy, and with the exhilaration and ache of first experiences of falling in love and heartbreak. It’s a tale about following passions and forming deep connections with people and nature. Above all, it’s a poignant love story that will have readers on the edge of their seats, willing Sam and Jade to realise their dream. ~ Joanne Owen

Joanne Owen

Kook Synopsis

A heart-pounding love story that grips like a riptide, and doesn't let go...Fifteen-year old Sam has moved from the big city to the coast - stuck there with his mum and sister on the edge of nowhere. Then he meets beautiful but damaged surfer-girl Jade. Soon he's in love with her, and with surfing itself. But Jade is driven by an obsession: finding and riding a legendary huge wave no one has ever ridden. As the weeks wear on, their relationship barrels forward with the force of a deep-water wave - into a storm, to danger ...and to heartbreak.

Kook Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Phoebe Allan - 'Kook is one of those books that draws you in from page one. I finished the book in two days as I simply couldn't put it down.'
  • Lucy Warrillow - 'I loved this book, and was sucked in immediately by the well-drawn characters and surfy storyline.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'I recommend this to anyone, but especially if you are interested in surfing as the description of the waves makes this a really fun filled adrenaline ride.'
  • Humaira Kauser - 'a great read that was stunning, breath-taking and just beautiful.'
  • Aimee Sweet - 'After reading the first chapter, I realised that it wasn't going to be a cliché teenage romance. I was hooked, and stayed up a bit later and woke up a bit earlier to read 'just one more page!'
  • Charnell Vevers - 'Kook will do a perfect job of sucking you into its story, making you connect to its interesting characters and then moving you so much that it physically hurts.'

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ISBN: 9780008158323
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008158323
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Chris Vick
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Chris Vick

Christopher Vick lives in Bath with his family. He works for a whale and dolphin conservation charity, is a graduate of Bath Spa MA programme in children's writing and is a keen surfer. He has been lucky enough to travel to some amazing places around the world to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. And to surf...

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