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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released March 6, 2003
ISBN 9781842552636

£10.00

Elliot was beaten up by bullies at his old school. He is determined to reinvent himself at the new school. This time he will be so cool that no one will touch him.
But he is too successful. He is taken up by the Guardians, the mysterious group who control the whole school, manipulating others to create a reign of terror. He is invited to become a Guardian himself and goes along with it. He is not going to get hurt again, whatever it takes. Until he realizes that he is as good as dead unless he takes the risk of standing up for himself.
Written with great power and economy, this psychological novel was inspired by George Orwell's 1984 and is reminiscent of those two great children's writers Robert Cormier and Robert Westall. It has strong characters, strong moral dilemmas and a story that moves at a great pace to a highly dramatic ending. It is an incisive and compelling look at the terrors and rituals of adolescence and you're there with Elliot every step of the way.

Book Condition & Notes

This copy has some discolouration to the page block and a small amount of shelf wear.

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Graham Gardner

Graham Gardner is the author of the novel Inventing Elliot. He was born and brought up in the county of Worcestershire and is the second eldest of ten children.

His debut novel Intimidating Elliot, about bullying and self-invention, was published in the UK by Orion Children's Books in 2003. It has since been translated into over 10 languages, including German, French, Greek, Polish, Spanish, Albanian and Korean. The book has been shortlisted for many prizes, including the Angus Book Award and the Branford Boase Award, and won the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis.

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Book Condition & Notes

This copy has some discolouration to the page block and a small amount of shelf wear.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.