The Hit by Melvin BurgessThe Hit by Melvin Burgess

The Hit

byMelvin Burgess

Hardcover | February 25, 2014

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Live the ultimate high. Pay the ultimate price. The shocking return to YA by the author of Smack.

A new drug is on the street. Everyone's buzzing about it. Take the hit. Live the most intense week of your life. Then die. It's the ultimate high at the ultimate price. Adam thinks it over. He's poor, and doesn't see that changing. Lizzie, his girlfriend,can't make up her mind about sleeping with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is missing. And Manchester is in chaos, with the cops in the pockets of the dealers and with a group of homegrown terrorists, the Zealots, battling tooverthrow the banks. Wouldn't one amazing week be better than this endless misery? After Adam downs one of the Death pills, he's about to find out.

MELVIN BURGESS is the recipient of both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award for his controversial bestseller Smack. He is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including Doing It, Bloodtide, Sara's Face, and Killl All Enemies. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter ...
Title:The HitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.55 × 5.77 × 0.97 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545556996

ISBN - 13:9780545556996

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Hit:* "[T]he novel is viscerally exciting and emotionally engaging. Best of all, it is sure to excite both thoughtful analysis and heated discussion among its readers. A clear winner from Burgess." -Booklist, starred review* "Amid violent action, existential anguish, and the heightened appreciation for life that death can bring, Burgess has created a premise that readers will find hard to forget." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Refreshingly rooted in the issues of the day, Burgess' near-future thriller stands out." -Kirkus"What this novel delivers - and delivers splendidly - is a gripping thriller with some food for thought." -The Horn Book