In an oppressive regime of the future, a young boy finds himself leading a band of rebels to protect his community
When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of The Motherland.
NOTE : A young boy is beaten to death by a teacher in front of other pupils, the teacher is then executed. Male lead characters share a kiss, and also contains strong language and extreme violence.
NOTE : Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2012; Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2013