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The hit

Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Frome : Chicken House, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead--and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Teen fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Young adult literature
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 9781908435330 190843533X 9781908435958 190843595X
OCLC Number: 824726852
Description: 304 pages cm
Contents: A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. The Hit. Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price Adam is tempted. Life is rubbish; his girlfriend's over him, his brother's gone. So what's he got to lose? Everything as it turns out. It's up to his girlfriend, Lizzie to show him. In the grim world of the near future, society is crumbling. The rich live in ease while the majority toil and scrimp, their only release the designer drugs sold by criminal gangs. Adam's life is in pieces --
he has lost both his brother, and his girlfriend. He takes a new drug called Death, which gives you just one perfect week left to live, and fulfil all your dreams. Now he must attempt to work his way through his bucket list, discovering sex and love along the way.-Suggested level; secondary.
Responsibility: by Melvin Burgess.

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A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. Death. Take it, and you have one week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price ... Purple and red cover available.  Read more...

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