Thirteen

3.41 based on 1216 ratings & 195 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 13.02.2014
ISBN: 9781447250456
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Born at midnight in London, on the stroke of the new millennium, Adam is the target of a cult that believes boys born on this date must die before the end of their thirteenth year. Twelve boys have been killed so far. Coron, the crazy cult leader, will stop at nothing to bring in his new kingdom. And now he is planning a spectacular bombing across London to celebrate the sacrifice of his final victim: Adam.

Thirteen is the first in an exciting action series from debut author Tom Hoyle.

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I loved the storyline of thirteen kids being born on the 1st of January 2000 and a clan of crazy ass people chasing after them to kill them before they hit the age of 14 so that their leader can "cleanse the world" of evil. It makes you realise how easily persuaded and gullible humans actually are.
doughnutandco.blogspot.co.uk
This was a very strong debut novel, the villains were fantastic and all the more eerie because these kinds of people actually exist. If you know any young to mid teens with a penchant for thrillers and tense action stories, this is definitely the story for them.
ermergerdwerds.wordpress.com
A great read for everyone but it will join my list of reads for boy, particularly those finding reading an effort aged 12-16.
The School Librarian