Blade: Out of the Shadows

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Bleeding and dizzy, Blade wakes up to find himself in the hospital. But how did he get there? With enemies coming at him from all sides, it?s hard to know who attacked him. But he knows that whoever it was will be back to finish him off. And quick. So he?s gotta go. He?s gotta break outta there. Not only to save his own life, but there?s kindly old Mary and little Jaz to think about. Who?s looking out for them? On the run, with grinks hot on his tail and gravely injured, Blade will have to gather all his strength just to survive. And with nowhere to hide, he needs to run. Because this time, if he plays dead, that?s exactly how he?ll end up.

This captivating and suspenseful series never lets up. If A Clockwork Orange were to meet The Outsiders, Blade would be the result.

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About the Author:

Tim Bowler lives in Devon, England.

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Gr 8 Up–Blade, 14, wakes up in the hospital and is badly injured. He can't remember how he got there, or who did the damage. He remembers flashes of a girl, Becky, but she has an evil side he calls Bex. Blade talks to an imaginary friend he calls Bigeyes, as he first escapes from the hospital and then is on the run or battling evil forces. It is hard for readers to know who is after him or why. The story is a fast-paced series of chase and fight scenes, and it is peppered throughout with British street slang that, while understandable by textual clues, will either be cool or frustrating depending on readers. Reading Blade (Philomel, 2009) may help make sense of this title, and the rapid action may be a selling point to some readers.Jake Pettit, Thompson Valley High School, Loveland, CO
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