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The Dark Beneath

The Dark Beneath

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, The Dark Beneath tells the chilling tale of how one girl’s friendship with three refugees could cost her life.

‘Today I shot the girl I love’.

GCSE’s are over and sixteen-year-old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect, lazy English summer. But her world is turned upside down by three refugees, all hiding from life. Anthony is fourteen, already an outcast, bullied and shunned by his peers. Farid is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has travelled across continents seeking peace. And Gordon Craig is a bitter, lonely man. She knows all of them, but she doesn’t know how dangerous they are. Being part of their lives could cost Imogen her own.

Supercharged with tension and drama, Alan Gibbon’s novel is about what happens when the fabric of normality is ripped apart exposing the terrifying dark beneath.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Adventure Stories (children's / Teenage) / Thrillers (children's

On Sale: 23rd December 2010

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781444004120

Reviews

Tightly-written and fast moving, the plot is both credible and full of menacing suspense. Gibbons deftly describes Imogen's dawning realisation of the dark currents all too ready to erupt into the everyday, and creates a chilling portrait of the damaged individuals who destroy her safe, summer world.
BookTrust