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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530640
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 212

Deep Fried

A Novel



Two teens dare to take on a multi-national corporation in this YA thriller novel by award-winning writer Bernard Beckett.

Two teens dare to take on a multi-national corporation in this YA thriller novel by award-winning writer Bernard Beckett.

Deep Fried is a fascinating mixture of intrigue, psychological thriller and rebel-of-the-moment youth culture. Peter and Charlotte are itchy, bored by life. They decide through a chance happening to take on a corporate giant (a very large corporate giant cleverly disguised as the Prince of Burgers). Using the media and the internet, they quickly gather quite a following. However, the corporate giant fights back using some very slick enticements and snares to really test the ethical and moral fortitude of our hero and his catwoman.

The pitfalls and seductions of the internet are nicely drawn, there's some rather obsessive stalker behaviour, not to mention chat rooms and hackers, lots of suspense and a great thriller ending.

Politically savvy, fast-paced and compelling Deep Fried tests the temperature of the disenchanted. A standout novel featuring the debut of Clare Knighton along with veteran writer for teens, Bernard Beckett.

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530640
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 212

About the authors

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship for Teachers of Maths, Science and Technology in 2005, during which he worked at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution. That year, he found himself looking for a way to combine his passions for science, philosophy and storytelling. Falling for Science is his first non-fiction book. He’s written several novels, won many awards for his fiction. His lnovel Genesis was also written as a result of his time at the Allan Wilson Centre. This ‘otherworldly’ sci-fi thriller was winner of the Young Adult Fiction category in the NZ Post 2007 Book Awards.
His other books are No Alarms, Malcolm and Juliet, Jolt,Deep Fried, Home Boys and Acid Song.

Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award

Awarded  •  2006  •  Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

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