Thirteen

3.42 based on 1249 ratings & 197 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 13.02.2014
ISBN: 9781447250449
Number of pages: 336

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 bombing spectacular 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.

In the media

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
I found myself gripped and not able to put it down until I knew what happened. The author has a sequel planned and I will be looking out for it.
jilllovestoread.blogspot.co.uk
As with any great adventure the closing passages were built up with tension and it had a great setting in the streets of London, feeling ready-made for a film adaptation. I would recommend this book at the younger teen but anything that can get young males reading is worthy of acclaim and I think this book will certainly do that.
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