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  • ISBN: 9781536209747
  • ISBN: 1536209740
  • Physical Description: 471 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
Jeet was raised by a pack of wild dogs. Recaptured and 'rehumanised', Jeet now lives with the last of his people in an ancient walled town in the vast expanse of the Deathlands, besieged by a much larger enemy clan. They are preparing for the final battle and it's Jeet's task to record the events. But Jeet is struggling to come to terms with his half-human, half-dog identity. Can the impending conflict, and his relationship with another rehumanised dogchild, shed any light on what it takes to be a survivor?
Target Audience Note:
From 12 years.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    *Starred Review* It's a dog-eat-dog—and at times human-eat-human—world in Brooks' stark postapocalyptic novel. Drought is the order of the day, as fresh water becomes increasingly scarce and the sea itself little more than an oily primordial soup. The rest is Deadlands, stalked by packs of dogs and roving Wild Ones, who choose not to live in one of the two warring human settlements. The smaller of these is where Jeet, the story's narrator, has lived for the past six years under the mentorship of Starry, who undertook Jeet's rehumanization, the process of teaching children stolen and raised by dogs to be human again. One of the literate few, Jeet is tapped by the town's leader to write an account of the town's history and war with the Dau, a daunting project that Jeet tackles by first describing his own life. Readers are thus permitted an intimate window into Jeet's past with his dog pack and his outsider position within the town. He comes off as much older than his 11 years would suggest, but this is a world that can't afford the luxury of childhood. The plot hinges on an impending, full-scale attack on the Dau, which Brooks expertly draws out to agonizing tautness. Whether read simply as a survival story or as an exploration of humanity, this ruthless book is both bark and bite. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kevin Brooks is the critically acclaimed author of many books for young people, including Born Scared and The Bunker Diary, which received the Carnegie Medal. He lives in England.

Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Sieges > Juvenile fiction.
Feral children > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Juvenile fiction.
Feral children.
Identity (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.

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