The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

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Pepper's fourteenth birthday is a momentous one.

It's the day he's supposed to die.

Everyone seems resigned to it--even Pepper, although he would much prefer to live. But can you sidestep Fate? Jump sideways into a different life? Naive and trusting, Pepper sets a course through dangerous waters, inviting disaster and mayhem at every turn, one eye on the sky for fear of angels, one on the magnificent possibilities of being alive.

New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author GeraldineMcCaughrean has created a gripping tale filled with dark humor and daringescapades, where the key to a boy's lifelies in facing his own death.

Join him on the run--if you can keep up.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061836656
  • 9780061836657
  • 1,375,627

Review quote

"[A] laugh-out-loud funny, picaresque adventure. McCaughrean's frequently over-the-top metaphors mirror the delightfully implausible plot. [A] poignant, odd, wonderfully composed and vastly entertaining novel."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Rating details

571 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 22% (127)
4 30% (171)
3 28% (162)
2 12% (69)
1 7% (42)
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