Sam Mills
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ISBN 9780571239412 Format Paperback
Published 04/02/2010 Length 304 pages

About Book

I am on the run. The police are chasing me because they think I'm a terrorist.

The trouble all began when my Dad, who's a bookseller, hid a writer called Omar Shakir in our house. Omar wrote a book you may have heard of but won't have read. It's called The Exploded. It inspired a terrorist attack on London. That's why it's a BANNED book. We live in dangerous times. Lots of books are banned now. Harry Potter. Alex Rider. James Bond. If you're caught reading one, you could go to jail. The state says books and films and computer games have to be nice and happy, so they don't inspire teenagers to commit violent crime or terrorism. I thought they were wrong. I thought, how much harm can a book do?

Then I read one. Now I'm about to commit murder. Now I know better.


  • About Sam Mills

    Sam Mills was born in 1975 and studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University. Sam worked as a journalist and publicist before giving it all up to write full time.

    Sam is the author of two previous young adult novels, A Nicer Way to Die and The Boys Who Saved the World.

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