Life: An Exploded Diagram

Life: An Exploded Diagram



A brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norlfolk countryside. Clem’s life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory. The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to his own teenage years. Not only the threat of explosions, but actual ones as well, feature throughout in this latest novel from one of the finest writers working today.

Paperback Book

416 pages, no

Published: 2011 by Walker Books

ISBN: 9781844281008

Dimensions: 199 x 129 x 30mm

Author(s): Mal Peet


Life: An Exploded Diagram Paperback Book Edition by Mal Peet

Suggested Age Group(s): Older Kids,