Five Hundred Miles

Paperback

Tense teen drama with all the hallmarks of a classic Kevin Brooks, in which two brothers take off in a stolen car with a mysterious girl. A road-movie story shot through with playful hopefulness. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

For brothers Cole and Ruben it's another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage – and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-78112-540-3

Interest age

13+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-05-2016

Format

Paperback

Pages

120 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school, he moved to London to try and become a rock star. Kevin had many interesting and unusual jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably Carnegie winner, The Bunker Diary.

Product Description

Tense teen drama with all the hallmarks of a classic Kevin Brooks, in which two brothers take off in a stolen car with a mysterious girl. A road-movie story shot through with playful hopefulness. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

For brothers Cole and Ruben it's another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage – and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

ISBN

978-1-78112-540-3

Interest age

13+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-05-2016

Format

Paperback

Pages

120 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Tense teen drama with all the hallmarks of a classic Kevin Brooks, in which two brothers take off in a stolen car with a mysterious girl. A road-movie story shot through with playful hopefulness. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

For brothers Cole and Ruben it's another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage – and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Author

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school, he moved to London to try and become a rock star. Kevin had many interesting and unusual jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably Carnegie winner, The Bunker Diary.