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eBook Lucas download

by Kevin Brooks

eBook Lucas download ISBN: 0439456983
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Chicken House; X-Library - 4th edition (May 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 432
ePub: 1413 kb
Fb2: 1407 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

Kevin Brooks’ second novel. It was my dad’s idea to write about Lucas and Angel and everything else that happened last summer.

Kevin Brooks’ second novel. It won’t make you feel any better,’ he told me, ‘it might even make things worse for a while. But you mustn’t let the sadness die inside you.

Kevin Brooks does such a good job of sucking you in and keeping the tension high throughout the whole of this book that putting it down to get some work done was a very difficult thing. I really enjoyed this story and I'm glad he doesn't dumb down the fear/danger for younger readers.

Kevin Brooks is the groundbreaking author of the internationally acclaimed novels DAWN; BLACK RABBIT .

Kevin Brooks is the groundbreaking author of the internationally acclaimed novels DAWN; BLACK RABBIT SUMMER; BEING; THE ROAD OF THE DEAD, a Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" nominee; CANDY; KISSING THE RAIN; LUCAS; and MARTYN PIG, which received England's Branford Boase Award for Best First Novel. Brooks lives in Yorkshire, England. You just get sucked into Cait's world and you don't want to put the book down.

Lucas is a 2002 novel by Kevin Brooks about a teenager named Cait who lives on an isolated island off the coast of England and befriends outsider Lucas.

Lucas is a 2002 novel by Kevin Brooks about a teenager named Cait who lives on an isolated island off the coast of England and befriends outsider Lucas, eventually falling in love with him only to see the island's prejudices come to life. The story opens as fifteen-year-old Cait recounts events occurring a year before on her small island home, Hale, which is roughly four miles long and two miles across at its greatest extent.

It was only about seven o’clock, but the heat of the sun was already fierce and it looked as if it meant to stay that way. The sky was high and blue and there was barely a breath of wind in the ai. .

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He has worked in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Things start to happen when Lucas arrives on the island. Who is he? Where does he come from?

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Caitlin's life changes when she sees Lucas through a shimmering haze of heat. He's the most beautiful boy and her world comes alive

Caitlin's life changes when she sees Lucas through a shimmering haze of heat. He's the most beautiful boy and her world comes alive. But to others, Lucas is a stranger to the island.

A love story and a thriller in one, written by Kevin Brooks, the groundbreaking author of MARTYN PIG.Caitlin is spending the summer on the windswept island that is her home. She is caught between girlhood and maturity, and feels utterly isolated from the rest of the world. Then she meets Lucas, who is the embodiment of freedom and honesty. She is instantly drawn to him. But Caitlin must also grapple with the darker forces that seem to be confronting her family. Lucas himself further complicates matters when he is hunted for an awful crime that Caitlin herself becomes involved in.This gripping story, which takes place over one incredible month, will captivate young adult readers.
Comments: (7)
Cerekelv
In Lucas, fifteen-year-old Caitlin McCann is experiencing one of the most difficult periods of her life. Her best friend, the bold and pig-headed Bill, seems to be losing her mind when she takes up with the roughest crowd on Hale Island. Her brother Dominic, home from college for the summer, seems to be a completely different boy from who she used to know--a phony intellectual on one hand and a clueless party boy on the other. Her father, a reclusive and somber writer, seems to be quietly stewing in his own misery. And her good friend Simon, a goofy and slightly dorky loner, is taking far more than a friendly interest in her. With all of this on her plate, Caitlin meets the mysterious Lucas, a nomadic boy whom the inhabitants of Hale Island know absolutely nothing about. Caitlin admires Lucas's freedom and survivalist mentality, and the two form a friendly bond based solely on their curiousity of one another. However, the people on the small island are not as warm to the boy. They see him as an outsider, a threat, and unwanted edition to their perfectly established community. When a major misunderstanding surrounding a little girl occurs, the people of Hale Island are out for Lucas's blood, and Caitlin tries her hardest to save him from their violence. The most striking theme in this novel is that of prejudice. It alarmed me that a young boy could be treated so cruelly by the members of a community just because he is an "outsider." If you are looking for a cute summer romp between a teenage boy and girl (as the summary on this site subtley implies) this is not the book for you. This is not The Last Song, so don't expect Miley Cyrus in a skimpy dress and her hot volleyball player boyfriend to show up and relieve from the heartache. Lucas deals with hate in its purest form, but provides a ray of hope in the innocent romance of Caitlin and the misunderstood nomad. You will sympathize with Caitlin. You will laugh at certain parts. You might even roll your eyes at the ridiculous behavior of some of the characters. But if you have a heart beating in your chest at all, you will shed many tears for the beautiful boy whom Caitlin comes to love.
Ricep
I've read this book years ago and it still keeps me captivated. This is just a well written book, it really awakens your emotions and makes you wonder what kids go through now a days. I highly recommend this book, especially high school kids. I think they will connect on a deep level with this book.
Quellik
Beautiful book !!! Read it !
Ese
Recently Meghan Cox Gurdon wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal that discussed why Young Adult fiction was getting too dark and there was nothing out that that parents would want to buy for their young adults to read. Obviously, neither she nor the mother in the article, Amy Freeman, bothered to look at this book. Yes, it covers heavy themes. It's about racism and bigotry, it touches on teen drinking and sex (GASP! Heaven forbid we read anything of the sort!!!) but it never glamorizes any of it. If anything, it made me cringe, and I was in my early 20s the first time I read this book. This book is so well written and it left me stunned and crying. I loved it so much that I actually wrote the author to tell him. He was kind enough to reply, and while this book is definitely his best, I have been a fan ever since. This is the book I buy everyone for their birthday. It is amazing and life changing. You won't be disappointed.
Qwert
One of my favorite books! I haven't read any of Kevin Brook's other books that I know of but this book is amazing. You just get sucked into Cait's world and you don't want to put the book down.
anonymous
One of the best books I have ever read. It has so much meaning behind everything that happens. It's a must read!
Unsoo
This book was very unfulfilling and was too short to be much good. Parts of it were good, but the overall story was very poor. I highly recommend the book "Black RabbitmSummer" by this same author. That book was amazing, changed my way of looking at people and everything, and is my of my all time favorites.
Purchased this book used. Item was listed as very good. This book was in the worst possible condition. I have never seen a book look this bad. The only place this book belonged was the garbage. It should never have been sold for any amount. The book was discolored, smelled bad, torn, creased, ripped, marked in, pages missing, binding broke, etc. Very disappointed! Very misleading seller.