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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530633
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Jolt




A bestselling YA thriller exploring death, revenge and morality.

A bestselling YA thriller exploring death, revenge and morality.

'The challenge of the Coast to Coast was for the whole PE class to get itself from one side of the island to the other in under six days. "Where to?" "The bush," I croaked. "Hide." We cut back to the right, down off the track, crashing through the undergrowth and sliding down steep slopes. After a couple of minutes we stumbled to a stop, pressed in close … we waited and listened, the others with their heads bursting with questions, mine spinning with answers I didn’t want to believe. '

Marko surfaces from a drug-induced haze to find himself hidden from the world in a psychiatric ward. He is certain the ‘Doctor’ means to kill him, but he in turn has vengeful plans of his own. Who are these people and what happened to the others? Who can Marko trust and how much time does he have?

Time enough to write it all down, his story of a coast to coast trip and the earthquake that ripped his world apart. A ‘top-notch thriller’

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775530633
  • Imprint: RHNZ Children’s ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the author

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.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Award

Awarded  •  2002  •  Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

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