The Roar

by Emma Clayton


Chicken House
January 2012


Fiction
Ages 14 – 18 . Grades 9 – 12

Library of Congress: 2008008311


Lexile measure: 910L

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Mika lives in future London, behind The Wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague.

Or so Mika's been told.

But ever since Ellie vanished a year ago, Mika's suspected his world may be built on secrets--and lies. When a mysterious organization starts recruiting mutant kids to compete in violent virtual reality games, Mika takes the chance to search for his twin sister--and the truth.

"A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi..."--Eoin Colfer

*Includes a bonus chapter previewing the breathtaking sequel THE WHISPER!
Emma Clayton

Emma Clayton lives with her two children in Leamington Spa, England. THE WHISPER is the sequel to her debut novel THE ROAR.

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  • "A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi..." -- Eoin Colfer

    “Telepathically connected twins battle a totalitarian regime…Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down.” – The New York Times Book Review

    “An exciting, suspenseful plot; this compulsive read should not be started at bedtime!”
    – Kirkus Reviews

    “An unusually gripping adventure…roars to a satisfying conclusion.”
    – BCCB

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