Shopping from United States? Please visit the correct site for your location.

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

This product is not currently available.

To help you find what you're looking for, see similar items below.

This product has not been rated yet.

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

  • FREE UK delivery for schools on orders containing at least one paid item.
  • FREE UK delivery on orders £25 or over
  • £3.95 delivery charge on UK orders under £25

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

UK delivery within 5-7 working days

Delivery charges and times vary for overseas addresses

Product Description

A dyslexic anti-hero must stand up against the oppressive forces of the Motherland in Sally Gardner’s chilling new novel, which reimagines 1950s Britain as a brutal totalitarian regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon. Standish Treadwell lives with his family in a zoned ghetto of London. Battling dyslexia and abject poverty, the future seems to hold little for him. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the Motherland. Suddenly, an unlikely hero is born… This violent, original and powerful story is at once shocking and deeply moving: a book you will never forget.

“Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book.” Meg Rosoff

“This heart-breaking, brilliantly written novel is the most original publication for years.” Amanda Craig, The Times

“The outstanding teenage novel of the autumn, arresting and original and written in a singular voice.” Lorna Bradbury, The Telegraph

Product Details






Hot Key Books

Date published

January 1st, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Upper years; 5.0 points




This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review