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After Tomorrow

Survival is your only option...

Gillian Cross

Suitable for:  12+ (boys and girls)

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275626-8
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Paperback: 304 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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'The raiders headed right for us. There were half a dozen of them. Heavy, tall men with packs on their backs.
And guns in their hands.'

Money is worthless. Armed robbers roam the streets. No one is safe. Matt and his little brother, Taco, escape through the Channel Tunnel. Their mother said they would be safe on the other side. She was wrong.

This page was last updated on 10 November 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'A fast-moving, incredibly exciting read. And what grips you most is that the story is scarily plausible. Highly recommended.' - Malorie Blackman
  • 'A real sense of accumulating menace - genuine danger, which is rare. I love how the story is so often catapulted forward by good, rich dialogue, and there were times I was genuinely shuddering in that all-too-plausible world, and aching for characters I really came to care about. What an achievement!' - Andy Mulligan, author of Trash
  • 'A harrowing survival thriller from the Carnegie Medal winner, set in a near-future bankrupted Britain that feels only too plausible.' - The Bookseller
  • "...uncompromising and strong..." - Books For Keeps
  • "...a really good novel." - Armadillo Magazine
  • "...a thought-provoking and topical novel by an accomplished writer." - The School Librarian
  • "Cross, a clear, intelligent writer, demonstrates the quiet power of work and the pleasures of community..." - Literary Review
  • "Award-winning author Gillian Cross once again delivers an exciting read in this intriguing twist on the dystopian teen novel...Thought-provoking and gripping, this page turner will hold the attention of young adults and readers alike." -
  • "Cross, who has won both the Carnegie and the Whitbread, is an expert storyteller: her plotting is seamless; her prose is supple and economical; she creates characters you care for, and depicts a world so plausible you can smell it..." - The Guardian (Online-Teen Books)
  • A frighteningly believable story, a real page-turner... - Emily Drabble (quote from Little Rebels judge Wendy Cooling), The Guardian
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