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by Ally Kennen

Children's & YA Fiction eBooks of the Month

LoveReading Expert Review of Berserk

Ally Kennen’s Beast was one of the best debuts of last year and has been lauded with praise and sold in large numbers as well and we feel at Lovereading we helped spread that word-of-mouth through earmarking it early on to members of Lovereading4kids.  Here, in Berserk we have something that is just as good.  The author is so good at describing the crazy, warped and funny world of troubled teenagers and here when a young teenage boy decides to write to a prisoner on death row, who in turn tries to take over the boys family on his release is brilliantly portrayed and definitely not for the faint-hearted.


Berserk Synopsis

You'd have to be crazy to make friends with a murderer. When 15-year-old Chas finds a website asking people to write to prisoners on Death Row, he decides it would be funny to get letters from a murderer. He writes to an inmate, pretending to be his mum, but the chilling replies are not at all what he expects. Chas' own wild escapades eventually land him in a young offender's institute, where he learns that his scary penpal has been released. And is heading for England to find him.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781407117096
Publication date: 5th April 2010
Author: Ally Kennen
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction

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Ally Kennen Press Reviews

“The most gripping and original new children's novelist to be published this year” The Times

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About Ally Kennen

Ally Kennen grew up on an isolated farm on Exmoor, Somerset. She subsequently spent a lot of time crawling through hedges and picking mud from her shoes. Throughout her childhood the farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers.   Ally's past jobs include being a large teddy bear, a cider factory canteen assistant, a museum guard, a classroom assistant, a library assistant, an archaeologist and a nursery nurse. She is also a singer. She lives in Bristol with her young family.

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