By Alan Gibbons
In 2007 Goth Sophie Lancaster was murdered just for looking different - inspired by her story, HATE is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.
Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?
Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, which saw Sophie and her partner Rob viciously attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire because of the way they dressed, this is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.
Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.
Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.
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- Publication date:
12 Feb 2015
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Orion Children's Books
Very few authors would have the expertise to so beautifully capture such difficult emotions without making the novel an explicit one. — THE GUARDIAN
This is one of Gibbon's best...a hard-hitting, deeply moving thriller about contemporary society — The Bookseller, The Bookseller
Hate needs to be read. — Read A Raptor
Alan Gibbons understands school life very well and all the seething tensions that affect everyone in it. — Hack Writers
It only becomes more so when you know it's based on the real-life tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, and Gibbons doesn't pull any punches. — THE BOOK BAG
A very tense, riveting and compelling read. — Books and Writers JNR
Realistic down to the bone, this gritty novel will stay with you for a good while — Snuggling on the Sofa
Alan Gibbons should be praised for not holding back. — Book Angel Booktopia
A gritty, hard-hitting novel about tolerance and forgiveness ... an emotional, powerful read — School Librarian
Some books can change the world for the better -- this is one of them. All young people should be advised to read it. — The Sun
Some books can change the world for the better - this is one of them — Natasha Harding, The Sun