The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club

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Craig Bartlett-Taylor was always trying to kill himself, but when he took an overdose at the back of Mrs Kenna's classroom, Richie thought he'd finally succeeded: it was a real-life Worst Case Scenario. But then the new kid, Freddy, steps in and saves Craig's life, and for Richie the lure of this mysterious newcomer is irresistible. Freddy is like nobody Richie has ever met. Dark, sardonic and dangerous, he gives flight to Richie's imagination, introducing him to a way of life he'd never thought possible. But when a night-time prank goes gut-wrenchingly wrong, Richie begins to question Freddy's motives, and all too soon he finds himself committed to a sinister pact, with inescapably tragic consequences. It's true that Freddy saved a life - but could he take one, too? With great wit and an unflinching eye for the muddle and drama of adolescence, The Suicide Club is a pitch-perfect portrait of teenage disaffection that sets boy against boy, imagination against reason - and, ultimately, life against death.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0552774979
  • 9780552774970
  • 1,099,850

Review quote

"Rhys Thomas shakes concepts of "normality" to the core. It is a challenge indeed for an author to capture authentic teenage dialogue, and [this is] compelling subject matter." * Independent on Sunday * "Something of a SECRET HISTORY set among 15 year-olds...A riveting and often moving read...this is the best of its type that I've read in a long while. I'll be very interested to see what Thomas writes next." -- John Boyneshow more

About Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas lives in Wales. He is twenty-nine years old. THE SUICIDE CLUB is his first novel. For more information visit his website: www.thesuicideclub.comshow more

Back cover copy

Craig had tried to kill himself before, and when he took an overdose at the back of Mrs Kenna's classroom Richie thought he had finally succeeded. But then the new kid at school, Freddy, steps in and saves Craig's life. But all too soon, Richie finds himself committed to a sinister pact. It's true that Freddy saved a life - but could he take one, too?show more

Review Text

"Something of a SECRET HISTORY set among 15 year-olds...A riveting and often moving read...this is the best of its type that I've read in a long while. I'll be very interested to see what Thomas writes next."show more

Rating details

177 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 25% (45)
4 33% (58)
3 26% (46)
2 12% (21)
1 4% (7)
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