A boldly original novel about justice, independence and resisting oppression that introduces a remarkable new voice in YA literature.
Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labour, and reward will come in the next life with the benevolence of the Mayker. Newt accepts everything - that is, until Devlin arrives. Devlin starts to force Newt to ask questions, to look around, to wonder if the rules are divine or simply a way of keeping everyone under control.
In this powerful and brilliantly original debut novel, friendship creates strength, courage is hard-won and hope is the path to freedom.
Liz Hyder is a writer, experienced workshop leader and multi-award-winning PR consultant in the arts. A former member of the National Youth Theatre, she is currently developing several stage projects in the West Midlands. She has led Writing West Midlands' young writers group, Spark, in Shrewsbury since 2016. In early 2018, she won Moniack Mhor's Emerging Writer Award. Bearmouth is her debut novel.
Children’s & educational
12 - 16
Children's, Teenage & educational