Book cover for Paradise End

Paradise End

Ages 9 to 11



04 September 2008
240 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


Sizzling pace, richly drawn characters and a resoundingly moral and important story. There is intense emotion, too. The climactic scene is brilliantly handled: orchestrated to the drumbeat of an accompanying thunderstorm, it is a dizzying mix of champagne, beauty, ugliness and hatred. Necessary, yet shocking; right, yet tear-inducing; horrible, yet hopeful - that's clever writing indeed
Remains strongly readable throughout