Life : An Exploded Diagram

by Mal Peet

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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This is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to his own teenage years. Not only the threat of explosions, but actual ones as well, feature throughout in this latest novel from one of the finest writers working today.

Life : An Exploded Diagram Synopsis

Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norfolk countryside. Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory.

 

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ISBN: 9781844281008
Publication date: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844281008
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet, winner of the Nestle Bronze Medal Award and the Branford Boase Award grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to south-west England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he has written and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons have appeared in a number of magazines. He and Elspeth live in Exmouth, Devon. Tamar won the Carnegie Medal and is a multi-layered tale of love ...

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