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Cruel Summer

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A compelling psychological thriller with a dash of romance from award-winning writer Juno Dawson. Perfect for fans of Sue Wallman and E. Lockhart.

Ryan is looking forward to spending the summer with his old school friends at Katie's luxurious Spanish villa. He hasn't seen them all since their friend Janey committed suicide a year ago and he's hoping this summer they'll be able to put the past behind them and move on.

But then someone else arrives, claiming to have proof that Janey's suicide was murder.

Ryan was hoping for sun, sea and sand. Suddenly, he's facing a long, hot summer of death, drama and deceit . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 24mm | 280g
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1780621752
  • 9781780621753
  • 256,684

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An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller Book Trust
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This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping. -- Sophie Smiley * THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL * This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping * School Librarian * This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping * School Librarian * A gripping psychological thriller * Mizz Magazine * A gripping psychological thriller * Mizz Magazine * A sleek, smart twist on the traditional beach read * Star Magazine * A sleek, smart twist on the traditional beach read * Star Magazine * An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller * Book Trust * An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller * Book Trust *
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About Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of DOCTOR WHO. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing bands before writing for a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, Juno worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHE. She is most proud of her work surrounding anti-bullying and family diversity. In 2014 she became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman.

Visit Juno's website at www.junodawson.com
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Rating details

1,025 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 34% (349)
4 37% (383)
3 20% (205)
2 7% (68)
1 2% (20)
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