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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess

·3.68·29,922 Ratings
“ Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ” ― Rumi
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  • Burning Issy

    2002·
    ·3.33·127 Ratings
    Issy doesn’t know where she came from or who she is. Night after night, she has the same nightmare: she burns in a fire and at the heart of the flames is a face she dare not look at. Fear and superstition are everywhere. She must run from the Witch-find
  • Doing It

    2006·
    ·3.29·2,288 Ratings
    Now in paperback, award-winning author Melvin Burgess's daringly honest and often hilarious account of contemporary teenage life, and the ups and downs that surround "doing it."The controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life a
  • Billy Elliot

    2003··German
    ·3.77·651 Ratings
    Der 12-jährige Bergarbeitersohn Billy kämpft leidenschaftlich für seinen Traum: Er will tanzen! Gegen den Willen seines Vaters tauscht er die Boxhandschuhe, die ihn auf den rauen Alltag vorbereiten sollen, gegen Ballettschuhe und schafft den fulminante
  • Bloodsong (Blood, #2)

    2005·
    ·3.7·256 Ratings
    Sigurd has a fabulous but frightening future predicted: even to start, he must leave everything he knows to go and fight a dragon, and from there descend into the Underworld. Sounds bad enough, but when you know that the dragon lives on a futuristic, indu
  • Bloodtide (Blood, #1)

    2002·
    ·3.72·781 Ratings
    The time is the not-too-distant future. London is in ruins. A bombed-out shell. A picked-over carcass where the only rule of law is might makes right. What remains of the city is being fought over by two ruthless gangs of warlords. In an effort to create
  • The Cry of the Wolf

    1994·
    ·3.93·122 Ratings
    A hunter determined to wipe out every wolf in England almost succeeds, but then finds himself the prey.
  • Loving April

    1996·
    ·3.68·244 Ratings
    Someone mad was screaming at them from the upstairs window of a house next to the station. It was a girl. "Oh, that's April. Don't mind her... deaf and dumb, see." Abandoned by his father to a life of poverty, Tony is angry with everyone, and desperately
  • The Ghost Behind the Wall

    2003·
    ·3.36·155 Ratings
    Award-winning author Melvin Burgess’s thrilling new ghost story for younger readers.David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn’t the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man.“Come back,
  • Shining On

    2006·
    ·3.78·46 Ratings
    This collection features stories by best-selling children's authors about teens overcoming obstacles to enjoy and empower their lives. It includes contributions by Melvin Burgess, Anne Fine, Rosie Rushton and Jacqueline Wilson.
  • Sara's Face

    2006·
    ·3.39·754 Ratings
    Sara is going to have a face transplant. She has allowed herself to be drawn into the orbit of a highly manipulative and ruthless pop-star. He is going to take her discarded face to cover his own scarred and damaged one. But as the time of the operation a
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