- Sometimes to keep the ones you love safe, you have to do something bad
- What would you do to keep your family safe?
- Packed with powerful moral questions
Brian Conaghan received the Costa Children’s Book Award for The Bombs That Brought Us Together (Bloomsbury), which the judges say is “Tender yet also hilariously funny…a necessary take on modern life in extraordinary circumstances.”
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«We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan is a brand-new title from Bloomsbury Publishing this month. Having been asked recently to make some suggestions of YA and teen books especially ...»
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Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will ...Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness, John Boyne and Malorie Blackman.
2016 | £7.99
2016 | £12.99
- 135 x 216 mm. 501 g.