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Dive Bombing

by Bernard Ashley

Dive Bombing Synopsis

Life is not easy for fifteen-year-old Charlie Peat. He is living alone in London, while his guitarist father is on tour abroad and his mother is in a care home suffering from the psychological after-effects of a bomb explosion. He has to cope with all the normal problems of everyday life while keeping up the pretence to his grandparents that he is not in fact living alone, and worrying about his father touring in the notoriously unstable country of Trajanov, where terrorism is rife. And this terrorism is about to threaten Charlie far too close to home ... In this thrilling book Bernard Ashley skillfully interweaves Charlie's story and that of his father in Trajanov into a complex multi-layered narrative which sensitively explores the effects of urban terrorism on young people today.

Dive Bombing Press Reviews

With a gripping opening chapter, Ashley immediately engages the reader in a totally believable urban scenario of intrigue, modern insurgency and terrorist violence. Will keep the reader on edge until the final conclusion. This is an exciting and thought-provoking book which will be enjoyed. * School Librarian * Boys who enjoy fast-paced thrillers will whizz through Dive Bombing. * Daily Express * Fast-paced and exciting. * booktrust * Fast-paced and exciting...addresses a wide range of issues * Book Trust * Boys who enjoy fast-paced thrillers will whizz through Dive-Bombing...gritty. * Daily Express * A fast-paced thriller * Sunday Express * With a gripping opening chapter, Ashley immediately engages the reader in a totally believable urban scenario of intrigue, modern insurgency and terrorist violence...will keep the reader on edge until the final conclusion. And exciting and thought-provoking book which will be enjoyed by readers of 12+ * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408313923
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Bernard Ashley
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley lives in south east London and is a former head teacher. He now writes full-time and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal on three occasions and has won the 'Other' award (the alternative to the Carnegie). He has also written for TV.

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