Run, Riot

Nikesh Shukla

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Hodder Children's Books

9781444940688
272
Synopsis

SHORTLISTED IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018.

From the editor of The Good Immigrant, an adrenaline-fuelled, powerful YA novel about young people taking charge of their own destiny. A novel about standing up and being counted.

Aspiring MC Taran and her twin brother Hari never wanted to move to Firestone House. But when the rent was doubled overnight and Dad's chemo meant he couldn't work, they had to make this tower block their home. It's good now though; they feel part of something here.

When they start noticing boarded-up flats and glossy flyers for expensive apartments, they don't think much of it - until Hari is caught up in a tragedy, and they are forced to go on the run.

It's up to these teenagers to uncover the sinister truth behind what's going on in the block, before it blows their world apart.

In the media
This novel is a teenage thriller, tense, absorbing and provocative.

Armadillo magazine

it's first and foremost a gripping page-turner that takes place over the space of 24 hours

The Irish Times

a taut crime-thriller set around a single night in Firestone House, a tower block in London. As Hari, Jamal, Anna and Taran try to unravel how deep the corruption in their building goes, tensions rise in a crackingly fast-paced and urgent plot. Plus, being writter by Shukla, it's also perfect to pick up after your teenager has finished with it

OX Magazine

'Speaking up for what you believe in also drives Run, Riot the YA debut from Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant, a book of essays about race...Told from multiple viewpoints over the course of a single night, this electrifying thriller explores gentrification, corruption and community.'

Fiona Noble The Observer