If you’re into books that make you think, then may we suggest that you try William Sutcliffe. His new book, ‘Concentr8’ is said to be “gripping” and “controversial”, dealing with real life issues in an all too recognisable future-London.
“In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn’t it? What’s good for society is good for everyone.
Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They’re not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick – the only one Blaze really trusts. They’re not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it.”
As part of MP!’s big book month this August we want to give you the opportunity to read a sneaky peak from ‘Concentr8’ for free.
Check it out below, and let us know what you think @maximumpopbooks. Do we need more books to deal with real teenage issues like this? Is YA the best medium to tackling these problems?
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