Gun Dog

Peter Lancett

Series: Cutting Edge
Interest Age: 14 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 12 - 13 Years old
Published: 23 July 2009
AR Book Level: UY 5.5
Lexile Level: 850
Pages: 208pp
Words: 33,314 words
Fiction

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781841677132
£7.99
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Description

Set on one of Britain's tough and often brutal council estates, Gun Dog is a powerful story about the struggle to succeed in a place where the lawless operate without fear and the good are consistently failed by the agencies of law and order. Stevie Davies dreams of escaping from this misery by leaving to go to university. But all that changes when he is forced to hide an automatic pistol by a local teenage thug. Intoxicated by the apparent power the gun gives him in the local community, he is drawn down a perilous path, and his future hangs in the balance. Can the gun give him the freedom he's been dreaming of? Or will it throw away the key for good?

This fast-paced read is dynamic and gripping, perfect for teen readers who want all the characteristics of a long novel, dealing with teenage issues and tough topics, in a strong, condensed book. From a series written by some amazing authors, this book is everything a reluctant reader would want to get them engaged. Note: this book contains some strong language, graphic scenes and/or tough topics, so is only suitable for older YA readers.


Reviews

"Gun Dog is a really fantastic read, you're on the edge with Stevie and immersed in a world that you may have only heard about before and never had to experience. I especially enjoyed the parts when you hear the street language used by the characters and the insight into their tough lives. Edgy, exciting and highly recommendable."

Alexandra, Chicklish

"Gun Dog is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It has a great storyline and plot and I liked how it leads you on bit by bit and how each character leaves you on a cliff hanger wanting to read more."

Jamie Clunie, Castlebrae Community High