Black Rabbit Summer

by Kevin Brooks

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LoveReading Expert Review of Black Rabbit Summer

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009. Pete and his childhood friends meet up one last time, for ‘old time’s sake’. But old times are full of secrets, tensions, bitterness and unhappiness. And everyone sees it a bit differently. And not only because of the drugs. A hard hitting and realistic story about the chaos of adolescence.


What the Carnegie judges said:

'The reader can really feel the sticky heat as Brooks builds up the sense of an interminable and stifling summer. He employs the devices of a detective novel to give us a powerful and tense read, whilst brilliantly conveying the inner tensions of his characters’ relationships. A book that really gets inside the minds of teenagers.'


Black Rabbit Summer Synopsis

Pete Boland was busy doing nothing that summer. Then she called. 'Listen, Pete know that funfair, up at the recreation ground ...I thought we could all meet up ...You know, for old times' sake.' And as secrets, bitterness and jealousies resurface, five old friends are plunged into the worst night of their lives.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780141319117
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction

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About Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks counts among his many jobs being a crematorium assistant, a refreshments vendor at the London Zoo, and a civil servant. But he always wanted to be a writer. It was the publication of Martyn Pig that changed everything. After being turned down by a number of publishers, Kevin Brooks sent his manuscript to The Chicken House, who jumped on the chance to publish it. They released Martyn Pig in the spring of 2002. In the U.K, the book went on to be short-listed for the Carnegie Medal and win a Branford Boase Award for a first best novel. ...

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