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Inventing Elliot By Graham Gardner

Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner

Condition - Very Good
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The critically-acclaimed psychological novel about what happens when a young teenager decides to become a different person.

Inventing Elliot Summary

Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner

After being bullied mercilessly, Elliot is determined to reinvent himself when he moves house with Mum and Dad and goes to a new school. He is going to be so cool that no one will touch him. He's going to stand out just enough not to get noticed.
But he is too successful, and he does get noticed by the Guardians. They are a mysterious group of three who manipulate others and run the school with a reign of terror. They invite Elliot to become one of them. He faces an agonising decision, whether to use this new found power or risk standing up for himself and facing the consequences.

Inventing Elliot Reviews

Powerfully written ... don't expect to be able to put Inventing Elliot down * Time Out *
Chilling, powerfully written and occasionally disturbing * Irish Times *
An extraordinary novel ... powerful and intense * Birmingham Post *
Taut with menace from the very first page * The Daily Telegraph *
Taut and compelling * Financial Times *
A compulsively readable story * Time Out *
Astonishingly good * Bristol Evening Post *
A powerful first novel full of psychological realism * The Bookseller *
Marks the arrival of an important new talent ... the journey the story takes always surprises and sometimes shocks with its intensity * The Bookseller *
Elliot's dilemma makes riveting reading * The Children's Bookseller *
A highly intelligent book * Ireland on Sunday *
Best first novel of the year, without a doubt * The Scotsman *
A stunning debut novel ... deeply satisfying and absorbing * Children's Books, Ireland Magazine *
Intensely written and utterly gripping * The Tablet *

About Graham Gardner

Graham Gardner is the second of ten children. He has worked as a bookseller, waiter, civil servant and is now an academic researcher in the Institute of Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, specialising in monitoring and analysing long term trends in the UK countryside. He is also a keen musician, playing rock and classical piano.

Additional information

Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Short-listed for Southern Schools Book Award 2005 Short-listed for Salford Book Award 2005
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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