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The Disappeared by C. J. Harper
  

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One of our Books of the Year 2013 Fast-paced, page-turning, moving, yet with a streak of dark humour, The Disappeared is a dystopian thriller from a fantastic new British talent, with shades of Orwell and Huxley.

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The Disappeared by C. J. Harper

In a future where children are segregated into institutions that range from comfortable Learning Communities to prison-like Local Academies , seventeen-year-old Jackson is an academic high flyer, living in a top Learning Community and destined for a position in the Leadership. But when he is sent with his best friend Wilson to deliver a package to a factory block, the two boys are attacked leaving Jackson badly beaten and Wilson dead. Confused and upset, Jackson returns to his Learning Community only to be dismissed by his teachers who claim not to know him. Sent to an Academy, an institute set up to train factory workers, Jackson finds himself immersed in a world that couldn't be further removed than the comfortable life he's used to; a harsh, violent, semi-articulate society where the students have created their own hierarchy based on fighting ability. Using his wits to survive, Jackson starts to realise that his whole life has been based on half-truths. And in order to survive he needs to expose the lies that surround the Academy and find out the truth about who he really is. As he builds alliances and begins to educate those closest to him, a plan for rebellion and escape gradually comes into shape...Fast-paced, page-turning, moving, yet with a streak of dark humour, The Disappeared is a very British dystopia, with shades of Orwell and Huxley.

Reviews

Daisy Pennock, 13 I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and the twists in the story line were what made this novel for me. A great read! Click here to read the full review

Hollie Compton 15 I loved reading The Disappeared.....The plot was amazing.....Click here to read the read the full review

Jack Graham I really enjoyed this book with its many twists and turns in the plot. Click hereto read the full review.

Kalilah The good aspects of this story would have to be the humour and character development. Click here to read the full review

Gemma Bees This book is excellent. I found the storyline to be gripping, I couldn’t put it down for three days. Click here to read the full review

Amrit Bunet a book full of clever ideas and twists that would surprise any readerClick here to read the full review

Josh Travers The story is moving and powerful, but the inclusion of humour every so often into this brilliantly crafted text ensures that the reader does not go too long without a smile. Click here to read the full review Mortal Chaos

Robin Johansson Mortal chaos is an intense, gripping page-turner with endless twists and turns making it impossible to put down until the very last paragraph.Click here to read the full review

Christie Heaven a new narrative filled with lovable British dark humor. Anxiously waiting for more!! Click here to read the full review

About the Author

C.J. Harper is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing for Young People and a former Waterstone's children's bookseller. THE DISAPPEARED is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st January 2013

Author

C. J. Harper

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9780857076984

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