The Roar

By Emma Clayton
(Chicken House, Paperback, 9780439927857, 512pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '09 Kids List
“Emma Clayton tells the story of a future planet Earth that has to deal with cramped, dark, and wet living conditions and an unfair social order due to an animal plague. The characters are realistic, and you want to see the children, who are the story's heroes, defeat the evil and greedy government leaders. The Roar is juvenile science fiction done right, but the concept of death and cruelty is a continuous theme, so this book is better recommended to intermediate students of 4th grade or higher.”
-- Sue Mason, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR


Description

"Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down."--The New York Times Book Review

Mika lives in future London, behind The Wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague.

Or so Mika's been told.

But ever since Ellie vanished a year ago, Mika's suspected his world may be built on secrets--and lies. When a mysterious organization starts recruiting mutant kids to compete in violent virtual reality games, Mika takes the chance to search for his twin sister--and the truth.

"A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi..."--Eoin Colfer

*Includes a bonus chapter previewing the breathtaking sequel THE WHISPER!




About the Author

Emma Clayton lives with her two children in Leamington Spa, England. THE WHISPER is the sequel to her debut novel THE ROAR.




Praise For The Roar

"A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi..." -- Eoin Colfer

“Telepathically connected twins battle a totalitarian regime…Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down.” – The New York Times Book Review

“An exciting, suspenseful plot; this compulsive read should not be started at bedtime!”
– Kirkus Reviews

“An unusually gripping adventure…roars to a satisfying conclusion.”
– BCCB

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