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Grant, Michael, 1954-

The clock is ticking for Sam Temple and the kids of Perdido Beach. However it's not the big one-five they face now, but starvation. Sam must lead the kids in the face of dwindling rations, in-fighting, his rival Caine and a dangerous mutant beast living down an abandoned mine-shaft

Hardback, Book. English. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+. Suspense fiction. Adventure.
Published London: Egmont, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Grant
ISBN: 1405253541, 9781405253543
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: New York: HarperTeen, 2009.
Physical Description: 585 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Subject: Survival skills Fiction.; Supernatural Fiction.; Good and evil Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: UY
Points: 19
Quiz Number: 218969

Author note

Michael Grant Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states of the USA, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets. In addition to his best-selling Gone series, described by Stephen King as "high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative", Michael has also written books such as the BZRK, Magnificent 12 and Animorphs series as well as the standalone book for young adults Eve and Adam.


"'... exciting, high-tension story told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. I love this book.' Stephen King, bestselling author. 'A tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless' Booklist; 'If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this' Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)


'I Love this book' - Stephen King, bestselling author"