Concentr8

Ebook edition released 21/09/2016

by William Sutcliffe

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LoveReading Expert Review of Concentr8

Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and New Boy.

Against a backdrop of rioting in the capital, a group of socially disaffected friends, led by angry, charismatic Blaze, pull a knife on a man as he leaves work at the Mayor’s office. While the friends wonder why they’ve taken someone hostage, an ambitious journalist investigates whether the withdrawal of Concentr8 might have triggered the rioting. A political scandal unfolds when it emerges that not everyone was medically assessed before being put on the pacifying drug, suggesting that something far more sinister is going on.

Told through several authentic first person narratives, and interspersed with revealing excerpts from medical reports, sociological texts and tweets, this gripping, politically-charged novel explores the big issue of how young people get lost and failed by society, and why they might turn to criminal and anti-social behaviour. A fast-paced, thought-provoking rollercoaster of a read.

~ Joanne Owen

Joanne Owen

Concentr8 Synopsis

Im London einer nahen Zukunft wird das Medikament Concentr8 an auffallige Jugendliche verteilt, um jedes unerwunschte Verhalten einzudammen. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen und Blaze nehmen es schon, solange sie denken konnen. Sie sind keine richtige Gang, und sie sind auch nicht auf der Suche nach Arger, aber als die Verteilung von Concentr8 auf einmal versiegt und als eines heien Sommertags die Aufstande in der Stadt heftiger ausbrechen als je zuvor, kidnappen sie einen Mann und schleppen ihn in ein Lagerhaus. Im Verlauf der folgenden sechs Tage beginnen sie - beginnen wir - zu verstehen, warum es so kommen musste. Nominiert fr den YA Book Prize und die Carnegie Medal 2016

About This Edition

ISBN: 9783644559912
Publication date: 21st September 2016
Author: William Sutcliffe
Publisher: Rowohlt E-Book
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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