Black Rabbit Summer
By Kevin Brooks
(Chicken House, Hardcover, 9780545057523, 496pp.)
Publication Date: July 2008
Categories: Social Issues - General
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Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: As kids they were tight; now they've grown up--and apart. They agree to get together one last time, but, twisted by personal histories and fueled by pharmaceuticals, old jealousies surface. The party's soon over, and the group splinters off into the night. Into the noise and heat and chaos of the carnival. Days later, a girl goes missing. The prime suspect in her disappearance? One of their own, one of the old gang. Pete doesn't know what to believe: Could one of his childhood friends really be a cold-blooded killer?
PRAISE for KEVIN BROOKS on PUSH.COM
"I would read [your books] for hours--and that's not like me."--Alexa, 16
"As good as The Clash's Sandinista! And that is amazing!."--Sam, 14
PRAISE for BEING
*"...wraps high-speed, adrenaline-laced adventure around a thought-provoking exploration of the very notion of existence."--Publishers Weekly, starred
"...operates at top speed...takes the fantasy of being special and mines its dark side with grit, compassion, and intrigue."--Horn Book
PRAISE for THE ROAD OF THE DEAD
*"Brooks's feel for mood and setting is masterful...A haunting, tense drama builds from the first line..."--SLJ, starred
*"This bleak-yet-romantic tale is a whirlwind ride..."--Publishers Weekly, starred
PRAISE for CANDY
*"Gritty street smarts will keep thrill-seekers more than entertained, while [an] orphic rescue mission into the netherworld of addiction gives more thoughtful readers plenty to ponder."--Publishers Weekly, starred
"Joe's alternately love-drunk and rueful voice will keep readers engrossed...the questions that flicker across [his] consciousness will speak powerfully to the YA audience."--Booklist
PRAISE for KISSING THE RAIN
*"A believable, idiosyncratic voice...absorbing."--BCCB, starred
"Gritty and gripping."--Publishers Weekly
PRAISE for LUCAS
*"An edge-of-the-seat story.
Kevin Brooks is the groundbreaking author of the internationally acclaimed novels DAWN; BLACK RABBIT SUMMER; BEING; THE ROAD OF THE DEAD, a Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" nominee; CANDY; KISSING THE RAIN; LUCAS; and MARTYN PIG, which received England's Branford Boase Award for Best First Novel. Brooks lives in Yorkshire, England.