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Ally Kennen
Ally Kennen is an award winning YA and children's author. She grew up on a small, organic farm near Exmoor, UK.Before becoming an author, she had many jobs including working as an archaeologist, a classroom helper, a museum guard, a giant teddy bear and a singer and songwriter.Her first novel... show more



Ally Kennen is an award winning YA and children's author. She grew up on a small, organic farm near Exmoor, UK.Before becoming an author, she had many jobs including working as an archaeologist, a classroom helper, a museum guard, a giant teddy bear and a singer and songwriter.Her first novel BEAST, written during an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and published in 2006 by Marion Lloyd Books, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Carnegie Medal and won the 2007 Manchester Book Award. Her second novel BERSERK won the North East Teenage Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year Award 2008. BEDLAM is her third novel and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2009SPARKS, published in May 2010, has been longlisted for the 2010 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and The Carnegie Medal. It is for readers aged 8/9 and above.QUARRY, a teen chiller, was published in February 2011 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the UKLA 2012BULLET BOYS, a new teen thriller, alos longlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, was published in January 2012. (little known fact: Ally nearly called it 'STRANGEWAYS' instead.)Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, three children, six chickens and four cats.MIDNIGHT PIRATES, set in Cornwall, is her new adventure book for readers age 8/9 - 14No woman has ever beaten Ally in an arm wrestle. Yet

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Exploring by Starlight
Exploring by Starlight rated it 7 years ago
I remembered seeing Berserk in Borders (when it was still open) about five years ago and being really interested by the pretty ambiguous back cover and also the front. Eyeballs with silhouettes reflected in them really interested me when I was eleven. I'm not sure why. Anyway, I recently came across...
Feelingfictional
Feelingfictional rated it 8 years ago
I was already struggling with this but after the dare with the chicken I can't bring myself to read any further! I don't think it's a bad book but it's definitely not one for me.
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it 8 years ago
Nach 23 Seiten aufgehört. Was'n Scheiß.Hier funktioniert die So-tun-als-wär-ich-in-der-Zielgruppe-Methode auch nicht. Es ist einfach fürchterlich. Wie Numbers von Rachel Ward: 15-jährige kleine Scheißer aus der Unterschicht, die auf Rebell machen.In den ersten 23 Seiten wurde einem der Blagen eine F...
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