WINNER OF THE 2014 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL.
Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks's pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive?
I can't believe I fell for it.
It was still dark when I woke up this morning.
As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.
A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.
There are six little rooms along the main corridor.
There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out.
What's he going to do to me?
What am I going to do?
If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes.
It did. Only this time it wasn't empty . . .
Praise for The Bunker Diary
[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots . . . have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. It should be read by everyone. - Amanda Craig, The Times
Kevin Brooks has won the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester Book Award and for the Carnegie Medal (for Martyn Pig, Road of the Dead and Black Rabbit Summer).
Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of Being, Black Rabbit Summer, Killing God (published as Dawn in the USA), iBoy and Naked for Penguin. He now lives in North Yorkshire.
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Kristin Kintzel, Thalia-Buchhandlung Bayreuth
Spannend und absolut unerwartet. Ein Buch dessen Verlauf man nicht vorhersehen kann, allerdings nicht für sensible Leser geeignet, die eher eine leichte Lektüre suchen. Spannend und absolut unerwartet. Ein Buch dessen Verlauf man nicht vorhersehen kann, allerdings nicht für sensible Leser geeignet, die eher eine leichte Lektüre suchen.
Vanessa Pludra, Thalia-Buchhandlung Berlin
Wow. A book so realistic and shocking that you just can't stop reading even when it teaches you that life doesn't always has a happy-end in store for you. Great! Wow. A book so realistic and shocking that you just can't stop reading even when it teaches you that life doesn't always has a happy-end in store for you. Great!