Thursday, October 29, 2009

REVIEW: Bang Bang You’re Dead by Narinder Dhami

Pages: 300
Publisher: Corgi
Publication Date:  07/05/09

It seems like just another day at school - then Mia's world turns upside down.
School is being evacuated. Rumour has it there's a gunman in the building. And Mia has a horrible feeling she knows who it is...
Her brother has been acting strangely. He's been threatening to do something drastic, something frightening, something that cannot be ignored...but just how far will he go?
Mia is determined to find out, but playing cat and mouse with a potential killer is a very dangerous game...

This is a gripping tale of a troubled mind. Narinder Dhami gives us a taste of the struggles of youth, whilst never wandering from this firm plot. The story shifts between the past and the present; we follow the main character, Mia, on her journey through the deserted school to locate the mysterious gunman nearby. Mia is a shy girl who feels as if she  lives under her brother's shadow. We see the past through her memories as she tries to puzzle it out if it's possible at all that her twin brother Jamie is actually the criminal. I loved the way this book was so visual and you could just see the whole thing in your head like a film. I thought that this novel dealt with some really intense and sensitive emotions.

Rating: ★★★★


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