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Berserk [Kindle Edition]

Ally Kennen
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You'd have to be crazy to make friends with a murderer. When 15-year-old Chas finds a website asking people to write to prisoners on Death Row, he decides it would be funny to get letters from a murderer. He writes to an inmate, pretending to be his mum, but the chilling replies are not at all what he expects. Chas's own wild escapades eventually land him in a young offender's institute, where he learns that his scary penpal has been released. And is heading for England to find him...

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"Written with a verve and confidence that never lets up, this excellent novel well deserves the large audience it should get." (The Independent)

"This is a fantastic book, from the moment I picked it up, it had me gripped." (Amazon)

"Fatherless, 15, and often in trouble, Chas, is living with his tough-as-nails grandmother and dealing with the death of his brother. On a lark, Chas sends a letter to a death row inmate as a joke. When the prisoner is unexpectedly released and comes looking for payback, Chas's involvement brings increasing danger to his family and friends. Though narrator Jerome Pride sounds a bit old for a teenager, his appropriate accent, expressiveness, and energy make this performance an involving listen. He infuses humor and a mischievous likability into Chas's character, rescuing him from being just another young thug. The listener can't help liking Chas as he perseveres when things become complicated and dangerous. Teenagers will enjoy this walk on the wild side." (AudioFile Magazine)

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What happens when there's no-one around to tell you when to stop?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 369 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books; 2 edition (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00746646M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #434,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ally Kennen grew up on a small, organic farm near Exmoor.

Before becoming an author, she had many jobs including working as an archaeologist, a classroom helper, a museum guard, a giant teddy bear and a singer and songwriter.
Her first novel BEAST, written during an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and published in 2006 by Marion Lloyd Books, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Carnegie Medal and won the 2007 Manchester Book Award. Her second novel BERSERK won the North East Teenage Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year Award 2008. BEDLAM is her third novel and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2009
SPARKS, published in May 2010, has been longlisted for the 2010 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. It is for readers aged 8/9 and above.
QUARRY, a teen chiller, was published in February 2011 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the UKLA 2012
BULLET BOYS, a new teen thriller, was longlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
MIDNIGHT PIRATES, her new book, is an adventure story set in Cornwall for
readers age 9+.

Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, three children, six chickens and four cats.
No woman has ever beaten her in an arm wrestle. Yet.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters, great action! 9 Aug. 2008
Ally's second book is just as powerful as her first (Beast), but with a lighter quality that I loved. The characters really made it for me, they are funny and daring whilst also being very believable. Not to give away the ending, but the action-packed finale had me gripped.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 17 Nov. 2009
I read this book in school last year as part of a a book club. It was one of the few books that everyone was impressed by. The storyline is gripping, with the perfect balance of humour and darkness. I read it in one night, it was one of the few truly un-put-downable books I have read. 5 stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 14 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book will keep you gripped from the very first page to the very last, I would highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense was killing me 2 Mar. 2014
By Ali
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just as fantastic as the first book, kept me in suspense throughout. Just like the first I couldn't put it down and the characters really add to it with the humour. If you've read the first one you really need to read them all.
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