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- DescriptionEngland is struggling under a recession that has shown sign of abating. Years of cuts has devastated Britain: banks are going under, businesses closing, prices soaring, unemployment rising, prisons overflowing. The authorities cant cope. And the population has maxed out. The police are swed under. Something has to give. Drastic measures need taking. The solution: forced sterilisation of all school leavers without secure further education plans or guaranteed employment. The country is aghast. Families are distraught, teenagers are in revolt, but the politicians are unshakeable: The population explosion must be curbed. No more free housing for single parents, more child benefit, more free school meals, more children in need. Less means more. But it is all so blatantly unfair - the Teen Haves will procreate, the Teen Havets won't. It's time for the young to take to the streets. It's time for them to RIOT: OUR RIGHTS, OUR BODIES, OUR FUTURE.
- Author BiographySarah Mussi's first novel, The Door of No Return won the Glen Dimplex Children's Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award amongst others. Her second novel, The Last of the Warrior Kings was shortlisted for the Lewisham Book Award. Sarah is currently the Chair of CWISL 'Children's Writers and Illustrators in South London' an active group of contemporary children's writers and illustrators who run creative writing workshops and festivals for children. Sarah was born in Cheltenham, raised in the Cotswolds, attended Pates Grammar School for Girls, got a BA in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art and an MA from the Royal College of Art. She spent over fifteen years in West Africa as a teacher and now teaches English in Lewisham.
- PrizesWinner of Lancashire Book Award 2015.
- Author(s)Sarah Mussi
- PublisherHachette Children's Group
- Date of Publication01/05/2014
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder Children's Books
- Weight238 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Educational LevelUK School Key Stage 3
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