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Inventing Elliot

By: Gardner, Graham

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1842552082 / 9781842552087
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm 183 p.
teenage  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Orion Children's, 2003.
An extraordinarily accomplished debut. A novel inspired by George Orwell's 1984 and reminiscent of Cormier and Westall. Strong characters, taut plotting, dramatic ending. HB first printing sold out and reprinted within 2 months of publication. Auctioned in the USA in a multi book six figure sum deal. Brilliantly reviewed everywhere. Will be a contender for literary prizes in 2004. An Orion star in the making. 'grips from the start ... brings to mind Cormier's The Chocolate War.<p/>Elliot's dilemma makes riveting reading.' The Bookseller. 'taut with menace from the very first page ...<p/>powerf

After being bullied mercilessly, Elliot is determined to reinvent himself when he moves house with Mum and Dad and goes to a new school. He is going to be so cool that no one will touch him. He's going to stand out just enough not to get noticed.

But he is too successful, and he does get noticed by the Guardians. They are a mysterious group of three who manipulate others and run the school with a reign of terror. They invite Elliot to become one of them. He faces an agonising decision, whether to use this new found power or risk standing up for himself and facing the consequences.


YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YXT Personal & social issues: truancy & school problems (Children's / Teenage)

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