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Bound to capture your imagination right from the start, Lucas is the thriller that follows Caitlin, a 15-year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious and beautiful boy with tragic consequences. The plot is gripping, thrilling and heartbreaking all at the same time and it makes you hold your breath as you turn the pages. One of the most powerful and striking books that you will ever read, Lucas comes highly recommended.
Caitlin’s life changes from the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer’s day. He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen – and when she meets him, her world comes alive. But to others, he quickly becomes an object of jealousy, prejudice and hatred. Caitlin tries to make sense of the injustice that lurks at every unexpected twist and turn, until she realises that she must do what she knows in her heart is right.
'It gets to you. Then when this has passed, you want to tell everyone how good it is.' Sunday Times
'A particularly moving and unusual love story' Guardian
'A gripping story that confirms this new writer’s undoubted talent.' Financial Times
Publication date: 06/03/2006
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
|Publication date:||6th March 2006|
|Publisher:||Chicken House Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
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. ...More About Kevin Brooks