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Puffin Essentials Stone Cold

by Robert Swindells

Penguin Uk | February 1, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound

Puffin Essentials Stone Cold is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Stone Cold is an exciting and disturbing thriller by Robert Swindells A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and that she's prepared to use herself as bait ... Winner of the Carnegie Medal Robert Swindells lives on the Yorkshire moors and is a full-time writer. He has won the Children's Book Award twice, for BROTHER IN THE LAND and for ROOM 13. In 1994, he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD, and also the Sheffield Book Award. Also by Robert Swindells: Brother in the Land; Room 13; Stone Cold; Nightmare Stairs; Unbeliever; Blitzed; Ruby Tanya; The Thousand Eyes of Night; The Tunnel; The Shade of Hettie Daynes; Burnout; In the Nick of Time; Daz 4 Zoe; Snakebite; Snapshot; Branded; Roger's War; No Angels; Wrecked; Jacqueline Hyde; Stayling Up; A Serpent's Tooth; Follow a Shadow; Timesnatch; Unbeliever; The Last Bus

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: February 1, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Uk

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140362517

ISBN - 13: 9780140362510

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Changes the Way You Look at the Street and this book does just that! I first read this book in grade 6 and it's the only book that I have had the will power to read again! It was well written with a good plot for young adults. You truly understand how hard it is to live on the streets and have more sympathy for the homeless in the end. A good read.
Date published: 1999-07-20

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Puffin Essentials Stone Cold

Puffin Essentials Stone Cold

by Robert Swindells

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: February 1, 2005

Publisher: Penguin Uk

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140362517

ISBN - 13: 9780140362510

From the Publisher

Stone Cold is an exciting and disturbing thriller by Robert Swindells A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and that she's prepared to use herself as bait ... Winner of the Carnegie Medal Robert Swindells lives on the Yorkshire moors and is a full-time writer. He has won the Children's Book Award twice, for BROTHER IN THE LAND and for ROOM 13. In 1994, he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD, and also the Sheffield Book Award. Also by Robert Swindells: Brother in the Land; Room 13; Stone Cold; Nightmare Stairs; Unbeliever; Blitzed; Ruby Tanya; The Thousand Eyes of Night; The Tunnel; The Shade of Hettie Daynes; Burnout; In the Nick of Time; Daz 4 Zoe; Snakebite; Snapshot; Branded; Roger's War; No Angels; Wrecked; Jacqueline Hyde; Stayling Up; A Serpent's Tooth; Follow a Shadow; Timesnatch; Unbeliever; The Last Bus

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Kids are disappearing but no one cares.

Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down-and-out in London after fleeing from his brutish stepfather. He only survives because he’s befriended by streetwise Ginger. When Ginger suddenly disappears, Link is in despair.Then he meets Gail, and even the cold doorways and hard pavements don’t seem so bad. He even stops thinking about Ginger, but other kids are vanishing now. Intent on his grisly mission, the man who calls himself Shelter stalks his next victim. Will it be Link?

About the Author

Robert Swindells was born in Bradford in 1939 and continues to live in Yorkshire. He left school at 15 and worked in a variety of jobs, including primary school teaching, before becoming a full-time writer. His widely acclaimed novels often reflect his political passions, such as BROTHER IN THE LAND, which is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war. He has won the Red House Children's Book Prize several times and in 1993 he won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD, a young adult novel about homelessness.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17