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Phantom

Leo Hunt

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 11 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Tee

Tech in her veins. Anarchy in her blood. A thrilling futuristic fantasy with a kick-ass heroine and a shocking twist, for fans of Veronica Roth.

Tech in her veins. Anarchy in her blood.

In the City, they have it all - sunlight, a corp job, a corpbloc home miles above the poisoned earth below.

Four-hundred storeys down, in the darkness of the undercity slums, lives sixteen-year-old orphan Nova.

Nova is a hacker. Aided by the program Phantom, she can sneak up to the City, leech what she needs and sink back down again, invisible as a ghost.But Nova has caught someone's eye, and that's Phantom-creator and legendary anti-corp hacker the Moth.

Now the Moth has a job for Nova.

A job that will send her miles into the sky.

To bring the City crashing down.

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An explosive futuristic fantasy from the author of Thirteen Days of Midnight, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award.

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Leo Hunt

Leo Hunt was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991. He grew up around books, and his mother's job at Seven Stories in Newcastle left a strong impression on his choice of career. He realised he wanted to either be an author or an archeologist - but when he learned that archaeologists didn't unearth piles of perfectly preserved dinosaur bones every time they put a spade in the ground, he decided on the former.

Leo started writing his debut novel, Thirteen Days of Midnight when he was 19, in his first year at the University of East Anglia. It went on to be shortlisted for the 2016 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. He currently lives in London.