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Real Life

Real Life

n her trademark taut, suspenseful prose, Ella West brings the 'Thieves' trilogy to a chilling conclusion.

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ISBN 9781877460395
Published 9 October 2009 by Random House
Format Paperback
Author(s) By West, Ella
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ISBN-13 9781877460395
ISBN-10 1877460397
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Publication Date 9 October 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By West, Ella
Category Award Winning
Science Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 188g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 68820

Description of this Book

Finally, the impatiently awaited conclusion to the taut and suspenseful Thieves trilogy. First they were simply five kids who could 'travel' invisibly by the power of thought, and reappear elsewhere. They were turned into Thieves by the Project - benign or sinister? - which took them from their families and trained them in stealing to order. Then there was the escape - to Anywhere but Here - and the five were on the run in Los Angeles, shadowed by the Project, but one step ahead - or were they? Nicky and Paul returned to the Project's desert hideout for one last revenge assignment, but they had underestimated their 'protectors'. Which brings us to Real Life. The five teens are back under surveillance, recuperating, being prepared again for missions. Nicky discovers her own new capacities for travel, and deepens her bond with Jake. She broods though, about escape, as she gains personal strength training daily in the local town's pool. The stakes are being raised; the Project is caught up in sinister affairs. When a terrorist threat comes through, Nicky is instructed to travel right to the dangerous heart of the matter. No longer afraid of her strange abilities, no longer willing to let others make of her what they will, Nicky is on the brink of retrieving her own real life. But destructive forces are closing in.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel (Young Adult) 2010

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Author's Bio

Ella West lives on a rural property near Dunedin with her husband, two sons, one cat and assorted chickens and sheep. In 2006 she was awarded the Louis Johnson Creative New Zealand Bursary for New Writers. Her first novel, Thieves, was a finalist for the 2007 New Zealand Post Children and Young Adults' Book Awards. Anywhere But Here, her second novel, was a finalist for the SFFANZ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand) Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009.

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