Chasing the Stars Malorie Blackman

Doubleday Children's Books
Hardback 496 pages

21st April 2016
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What happens when love brings loss? When love brings lies? When love brings hate?Olivia and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earthfollowing the virus that wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction.But on their journey, Nathan's ship is attacked and most of the community killed.Only a few survive.Their lives unexpectedly collided, Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head-over-heels - like nothing they have ever experienced.But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy ever after . . . ?LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE, 2016


MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as `a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.

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