The Bunker Diary (Fiction - Young Adult)

By Kevin Brooks

This is often the winner of the 2014 Cilip Carnegie Medal. Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, younger grownup author Kevin Brooks' pulse-pounding exploration of what occurs whilst your worst nightmare comes precise - and the way will you live to tell the tale? i will not think I fell for it. It was once nonetheless darkish whilst I awakened this morning. once my eyes opened I knew the place i used to be. A low-ceilinged oblong development made completely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms alongside the most hall. There are not any home windows. No doorways. The carry is the single approach in or out. what is he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If i am correct, the carry will come down in 5 mins. It did. merely this time it wasn't empty...Praise for The Bunker Diary: "[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots ...have made him a cult between teenagers. This, although, is the massive one. it may be learn by means of everyone". (Amanda Craig, The Times). Kevin Brooks has gained the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the mother or father kid's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester e-book Award and for the Carnegie Medal (for Martyn Pig, street of the useless and Black Rabbit Summer). Kevin Brooks used to be born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a diversified operating existence, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a storage and a publish place of work, ahead of - fortunately - giving all of it as much as write books. Kevin is the writer of Being, Black Rabbit summer season, Killing God (published as sunrise within the USA), iBoy and bare for Penguin. He now lives in North Yorkshire. in case you loved The Bunker Diary and need to get within extra of your favorite books, then try out spinebreakers.co.uk for unique writer interviews, competitions and masses extra.

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I'd have the ability to aid. ” “I don’t imagine so. ” “How have you learnt? i would have mystery therapeutic powers. ” I don’t recognize why I stated that. It was once intended to be a funny story, i guess. however it wasn’t humorous. It used to be an ultra-moronic factor to assert. He pressured a grin to his face. “Can you retain a mystery? ” I nodded. “I don’t wish the others to grasp. Promise? ” “Yeah, I promise. ” He took a deep breath, then sighed. “It’s now not what you think,” he stated. “I don’t have AIDS. no longer that it's going to topic if I did, in fact. good, it's going to … yet i feel you recognize what I suggest. ” I didn’t, yet I nodded besides. “It’s a mind tumour,” he acknowledged easily. “A fundamental mind tumour. Grade-four astrocytoma. i am getting very undesirable complications …” I didn’t understand what to claim. I stated, “Oh. ” Russell simply checked out me. “What’s going to occur? ” I acknowledged. “Well, the location of the tumour …” He placed his hand to his head. “It’s the following, deep in the mind. surgical procedure is just too damaging. the chance of wear is simply too excessive. ” “What type of harm? ” “Major harm. Partial paralysis, lack of speech …” I’m unsure what occurred to me then. I went a piece humorous. As Russell carried on speaking to me, telling me all approximately his tumour, my brain started to shift. I felt weirdly misplaced, awkward and uncomfortable, too shut, too far-off, too younger … i will be able to nonetheless suppose it now. I’m hearing him, yet in an odd, disconnected form of manner. you recognize, while you’re hearing anyone and your brain begins drifting away? I pay attention the phrases he’s asserting, yet they’re triggering the incorrect issues in my head. Like whilst he says partial paralysis. only for a moment i assumed he acknowledged Corporal Paralysis—Major harm, Corporal Paralysis—and within the comparable quick a picture flashed into my brain, the canopy of an previous comedian publication. The comedian was once Sergeant Fury. Dad’s favorite. He’s bought a great deal of outdated comics. He loves them. Collects them. battle comics, superheroes, the entire outdated surprise comics. I used to learn all of them the time whilst i used to be a child. i do know them off by way of center. i do know the entire covers. i will be able to see them in my brain. This time although, rather than seeing Sergeant Fury in my brain, gritting his enamel and heroically hurling a hand-grenade, I see this decrepit previous black guy slumped opposed to a bombed-out tank. His eyes are surprised white and his head is shrinking and a loose-helmeted medic is crouched down beside him, announcing, “The place of the tumour … right here, deep in the mind … surgical procedure is just too unsafe. the danger of wear and tear is just too excessive …” “Linus? ” “Dad? ” “No, it’s me. Russell. Are you very well? ” I appeared up, my head all at once transparent back. “You’ve acquired melanoma? ” “A mind tumour, sure. ” “Is it curable? ” He shrugged. “With the simplest remedy attainable i would have one other 12 months or so, perhaps much less. yet down the following, with no medicine, who is aware? it can be a month, weeks …” The room fell silent. Our eyes met for a second, and in that second I knew he’d be lifeless very quickly. I stated, “Is there something i will be able to do? ” He shook his head. “I desire painkillers, steroids. I’ve requested for them, placed them at the purchasing list—” “He won’t provide you with whatever.

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