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Brains Bay [Kindle Edition]

Lando Hilton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Captivating and thoroughly entertaining" - 5* review

Fourteen-year-old Eddie Landon and his friends were all looking forward to their school trip to Brains Bay Activities Centre. However, excitement soon turns to dread when Eddie finds out that their fun-packed week by the sea involves a sinister twist.

It turns out that three of their teachers, plus a malevolent neuroscientist, are plotting to make money from the students’ brains. The Year Nines are to be secretly drugged one night and have some of their brain cells removed. These precious neurons, which are abundant in young people but rare in adults, will then be sold to paying clients who yearn to have a long-lost, youthful trait returned to them.

What could this trait possibly be? What is it that the neuroscientist’s customers are willing to pay thousands for? Eddie and his friends are determined to find out.

Just as they are starting to make progress, however, Eddie mysteriously disappears. His friends - rock chick Steph, rugby-mad Joe and sweet, sensitive Kerry - are left with less than a week to save him and foil the teachers' plans, ensuring that their year group leaves Brains Bay with their cerebra unscathed.


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About the Author

Lando Hilton was born in Winchester, Hampshire, in 1988. He has enjoyed writing ever since his playgroup teacher taught him how to use a pencil. He likes writing in the speculative fiction, crime and comedy genres, as well as non-fictitious articles about psychology and life with disabilities (Lando is deaf in both ears and partially-sighted). When not writing, he spends his time at the gym, travelling and attempting to play the ukulele.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 549 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lando Hilton (17 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HS3M9J2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lando Hilton was born in Winchester in 1988. He was a fairly ordinary child until, when he was five, a flu virus wiped out all of his hearing. This made social interaction a struggle, so he became a prolific reader, absorbing himself in fiction to compensate for what he was missing out on in the real world. All this early reading helped Lando to develop his own skill and style.

In 1997 Lando underwent a cochlear implant, a major operation which gave him artificial hearing. His love of literature remained, and in his teens he started entering and winning creative writing competitions. In 2012 he graduated from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Psychology before deciding to be a full-time writer.

In addition to novels, Lando writes for magazines on disability, mental health and other topics. His hobbies include running, swimming and travelling to unusual places. He has fond memories of riding camels in the Sahara, snowmobiling in Finland and holding his nose through a fish market in Norway.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ewan
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't generally review books on Amazon, but having read Brains Bay I want to say something. Buy this book. I grew up with Alan Garner ('Elidor', 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen', 'The Owl Service') And I never thought that anyone would be able to top that. Brains Bay is a brilliant book, It has wry humour, it is very compassionate and it is absolutely compelling. My teenage son has read it twice, and I cannot believe he hasn't been on the Xbox, I wondered if there was something wrong! This is an outstanding, sensitive book with a great dose of black humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious Plot 29 Jan. 2014
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Ingeniously plotted and fast paced, this well written story is an entertaining read. A cast of well drawn characters keeps the attention driving the story on to a highly inventive conclusion. A dramatisation of this story would make a very good TV series or film. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing idea 28 Jan. 2014
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This will be a great read for young teenagers. It mixes a disturbing sci-fi conspiracy about scheming teachers, with lively dialogue and an unusual insight into the world of young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Well written too!

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