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Author Sutcliffe, William, 1971- author

Title Concentr8 / William Sutcliffe
Edition Paperback edition
Published London Bloomsbury, 2016
copyright2015

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Description 236 pages ; 20 cm
Summary In a future London, Concentr8.... ..is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn't it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What's good for society is good for everyone. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8.... ..as long as they can remember. They're not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick - the only one Blaze really trusts. They're not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it. What makes five kids pick a man seemingly at random - a nobody, he works in the housing department, doesn't even have a good phone - hold a knife to his side, take him to a warehouse and chain him to a radiator? They've got a hostage, but don't really know what they want, or why they've done it. And across the course of six tense days, with a journalist, a floppy-haired mayor, a police negotiator, and the sinister face of the pharmaceutical industry, they - and we - begin to understand why. This is a book about what how we label children. It's about how kids get lost and failed by the system. It's about how politicians manipulate them. Gripping and controversial reading for fans of Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience 13-19 years
Subject Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
London (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Young adult fiction
Dystopias.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781408866245 (paperback)
Other Titles Concentrate