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Brilliantly written, each of the stories in this thought-provoking and surprisingly entertaining collection asks what happens next? Award winning authors including Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Ardagh and Keith Gray explore, what is death? How does it make us feel? And speculates on what do those who have died feel? Never mawkish although at times sad, this collection will set your mind into overdrive as you consider life after death.

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Some of today's leading writers for teens have come together to ask what happens after you die? Heaven? Hell? Purgatory? Reincarnation? Ghosts? Buried? Nothing...? Will you go out with a bang? Or find a peace that only you can see? Is heaven spending eternity reliving your happiest memories? Or is your future in someone else's thoughts? Could it even be that you leave a part of yourself behind?

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Praise for Losing It:

'An inspired collection of stories .. Losing it has raw brutality, dark humour, poignancy and some startling writing from a stellar line up of authors.' - The Bookseller

'Teenage literature can play a useful role when it comes to imparting felt knowledge rather than surface knowingness' - Independent

About the Author

Keith Gray was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream. He has since gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize and reviews regularly for the Guardian. Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th June 2012

Author

Keith Gray

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)
Short stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781849393003

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