Kevin Brooks (Author)
DescriptionA boy raised by wild dogs fights for survival in this gripping post apocalyptic tale by an acclaimed Carnegie Medalist. Jeet is a dogchild, raised by the wild dogs who killed his parents, then recaptured and "rehumanized." He now lives with one of only two remaining human communities in the world, besieged by the much larger enemy clan. In a wasteland shaped by war, starvation, and haunting violence, Jeet grapples with his identity -- he misses his wild family, and the people of his clan see dogchilds as less than human. When the human clans begin to prepare for a final, bloody battle against each other, Jeet is at the center. His struggle and his relationship with another rehumanized dogchild shed light on what it means to be human or inhuman -- and what it takes to be a survivor. In his most ambitious novel yet, Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks offers a breathless work of speculative fiction that will have readers at the edge of their seat.
Candlewick Press (MA)
June 16, 2020
5.8 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author
Kevin Brooks is the critically acclaimed author of many books for young people, including Born Scared and The Bunker Diary, which received the Carnegie Medal. He lives in England.