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3.02  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
An intense novel about facing your enemies and facing your friends - from young UK phenom Chris Wooding

Sixteen-year-old Jay wants to throw a party to celebrate the start of the summer. He wants to spend time with his friends before they all drift apart. He wants to make himself known to Jo, the girl he's had a crush on for years. He wants to bring everyone together. But qu
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1999)
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Brandon Will
This was the first book Chris Wooding wrote. He was twenty. Obvioulsy had strong emotions to purge.

He's become known for his fantasy writing, so the realism of it might throw his fans. I hope they aren't deterred -- it's a fantastic book, a kind we don't see enough: teen dudes dealing with parting ways and the emotions that arise. And it doesn't get too dismal, it maintains an air of fun, highlighted by hi-jinks the boys pull to grasp their dwindling boyhood.

Jay's throwing a huge party. Not one
Joseph Cumberworth
This is a book about a teenager named Jay who is having a hard time with the idea of high school ending and his group of friends splitting up to go their separate ways, so he throws a final party for them. During the party, a group of (what I like to call) thugs show up. The story is about these interactions.

I didn't really like this book and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Chris Wooding has a lot of other really good books I would recommend, but not this one.
Feb 26, 2011 Angie rated it liked it
over the course of one night's party at the end of the school term, Jay feels himself and his friends drifting apart, a foreshadowing of what's to come when they go their separate ways in education ad then life. so, they have one last foray into a dangerous part of town - the Zone - to pull the best prank of their young lives against a bunch of crazy bullies.
this is a Brit book, so some of the slang is a bit difficult to quess at, but a quick google search should clear up any confusion. and the
Courtney Johnson
Jan 18, 2016 Courtney Johnson rated it did not like it
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I read about two chapters of this book but just could not get into it. I don't even know where it was taking place or what age they were. There was something about different schools depending on what score you got on this one test. There was also this place called the zone with zombies in it. I just could not read anymore.
Joshua Mumford
Apr 21, 2008 Joshua Mumford rated it it was ok
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This book is mostly about a party that goes horrably wrong, or so the main character thinks. This party is mainly for his friends who he thinks might be split apart forever, so he makes a party so his friends can remember it forever
Jun 09, 2010 Wendy rated it did not like it
So disappointing. This is not what I was expecting from a Chris Wooding book. It's a book about a party, a bunch of British kids, and some fights. Read like watching a teen movie. Stick to fantasy, Wooding!
Jul 25, 2016 Judith rated it it was amazing
I remember reading this book several times when I was in my teens. Once I had picked it up, I wasn't able to put it down and I read all through the night. Good times...
Hollow May
Apr 08, 2015 Hollow May rated it did not like it
A house party, teens, and no parents around. 'Nuff said.
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Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, where not much of anything happened. So he started to write novels. He was sixteen when he completed his first. He had an agent by eighteen. By nineteen he had signed his first book deal. When he left university he began to write full-time, and he has been doing it professionally all his adult life.

Now thirty-two, Chris has written sixteen b
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