Chasing the Stars Malorie Blackman

Doubleday Children's Books
Hardback 496 pages

ISBN:
9780857531414
Size:
240 x 162 x 42mm
Published:
21st April 2016
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Interest age: from c 12 years
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Overview

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

Author

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children's Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

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