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Making Trouble (Battle Ground #0)

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Fifteen-year-old Topher Mackenzie has a complicated life. His Mum is in Australia, his Dad is struggling to look after him, and Auntie Charlie is the only person who understands. When his girlfriend is forced to leave the UK after a racist attack, Topher faces a choice: accept the government’s lies, or find a
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Published April 1st 2019 by Taller Books
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Lisa Reynolds
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Making Trouble (Battle Ground #0) (2019) by Rachel Churcher is a wonderful introduction to the author’s Battle Ground series.

The book follows protagonist Topher MacKenzie who is facing many huge issues at just fifteen years old. His Mum is now living in Australia and he is living with his father in the UK following his parents’ split and his girlfriend is been forced to leave the UK after a racist, xenophobic attack where there was prejudice about her being Muslim too. Caught in a world where pe
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a dystopian story that is aimed at Young Readers, and I have to say this Older Reader really enjoyed it as well. Living in the UK for Bex and her friends is different, there are tensions about which side should be supported. Misinformation and fake news make it difficult for the friends to know which is the right side to be on, or even if there is a right side.

There is the side of the Government, surely they have the nations best interests at heart. But then the terrorists are fighting f
Julia Blake
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short but punchy companion novella to the excellent Battle Ground series, this tells the story of teenager Topher. Living in a Britain of the near future, he can’t really remember what it was like to live in a country with freedom of speech and freedom of movement, he only knows that the country is broken. Suffering under what is effectively martial law, society surrendered its freedom in exchange for safety, and only a few realise how high a price that was to pay.

Unwittingly drawn into his au
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exciting young adult sfi fi! Makes me want to read more!
Wathanya Souvanna
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Making Trouble is basically Charlie’s background story, but it is told from the perspective of her fifteen-year-old nephew.

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, and the twist was unexpected and shocking.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this novella. It started at a pace with crisp dialogue carrying the plot. Topher is 15 and the story is told through his eyes, as his girlfriend leaves the UK to escape prejudice and violence aimed against her in a dystopian future. The story moves rapidly, and feels punchy and fast; all the more real, as it is told in the present tense. Dialogue - always natural - drives the action... but becomes more internalised, transforming into thought and emotion when the storyline spiral ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to what promises to be a great series.
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