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  • Hodder Children's Books

The Burning Mountain

L.J. Adlington

16 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Modern-day Britain, WWII Italy - two narratives collide in an engrossing read with huge resonance for today's readers. Currently long-listed for the Carnegie Medal.

At the end of it all you have to come back. What is taken must be returned ...

FOUR CLUES: A soldier's badge, a gold coin, volcanic rock, a piece of shrapnel.

TWO WARS: Then ... and Now ...

ONE CHANCE: To do the right thing.

War only happens to other people in far off places. Right

Craig and Denise are about to find out that life can explode when you least expect it ...

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Praise for The Burning Mountain

  • Praise for The Glittering Eye:

  • 'an ideal summer read for teens' - The Bookbag

  • an amazing novel - Chicklish

  • an exciting, intriguing, and compelling story ... L.J. Adlington is a writer to watch. Outstanding, and highly recommended! - Write Away

  • Peer Reveiws:

  • 'Fantastic, imaginative, addictive and interesting.' Amanda, age 12

  • 'I thought the book was full of exciting events and it fired up my imagination. It really grabbed my attention and interest.' Siham, age 14

  • 'Interesting, informative, brilliant, entrancing.' Zo?, age 14

  • 'I loved this book! I enjoyed learning about Egypt and following Amy and Shabti in two worlds...L J Adlington creates a great understanding of Egyptian artefacts and the blossoming romance between Amy and Jason.' Lyronne, age 14

  • 'A compelling and mysterious book, with beautiful descriptions and a brilliant storyline.' Danielle, age 13

  • 'I thought that the cover was brilliant and really went well with the theme of the story inside.' Tarsha, age 13 - Peer Review Group


  • 'a convincingly told and gripping story' - TES

  • ... catches you by the throat and it doesn't let you go even when you have read the last paragraph. This is a brilliant example of storytelling at its most seductive ... a fastpaced, utterly absorbing novel that is hard to put down ... - Sunday Morning Post, John Millen

  • L J Adlington's spare and concise voice brings Pelly D vividly to life ... will intrigue and grip from the first diary entry to the open-ended and chilling conclusion. - Pocklington Post

  • Written in the breathless, racy style of a young teenager, Pelly's diaries just keep you reading ... It gives an old theme a fresh twist ... - York Evening Press

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L.J. Adlington

L. J. Adlington is a writer, actress and costume historian. She lives in the north of England with a cat the size of a small armchair. She loves climbing volcanoes, watching crime dramas and reading fairy-tales. She is very good at eating chocolate. Her novels for teenagers weave together past, present, future and fantasy. Her latest novel Night Witches is set on a war-torn world, with a darkly complex and powerful heroine.

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