The Roar (Paperback)

By Emma Clayton

Chicken House, 9780439927857, 481pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

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
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A futuristic eco-thriller about Ellie, a kidnapped child warrior determined to free herself--and free the planet. Listen: Can you hear THE ROAR? Answer the call of the wild

Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a 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. At least that's what Ellie, who was kidnapped as a child, has always been taught. But when she comes to suspect the truth behind her captivity, she's ready to risk exposure to the elements and answer the call of the wild. Listen. Can you hear it? She's strapping on her headset, jumpstarting her Pod Fighter, and--with her capuchin monkey at her back--she's breaking out.

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 regimeExciting, 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 adventureroars to a satisfying conclusion.”