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 actual - and the way will you live to tell the tale? i cannot think I fell for it. It used to be nonetheless darkish while I awakened this morning. once my eyes opened I knew the place i used to be. A low-ceilinged oblong construction made fullyyt of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms alongside the most hall. There aren't any home windows. No doorways. The elevate is the one means in or out. what is he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If i am correct, the raise 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 youngsters. This, notwithstanding, is the massive one. it may be learn through 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 publication 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 different operating lifestyles, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a storage and a submit place of work, sooner than - 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 wish to get inside of extra of your favorite books, then try out spinebreakers.co.uk for unique writer interviews, competitions and lots more and plenty extra.

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No matter what it takes, i guess. you simply take it, dwell it, hour after hour after hour. 07. 00: You get up shivering. It’s impossibly chilly. You can’t wake up. There’s a bad flavor on your mouth and your tongue feels bushy. You’ve obtained a throbbing headache and a stuffy nostril. You’re drained. You’re no longer hungry, yet you can’t cease pondering meals. Cheese, honey, sizzling meat, eco-friendly greens swimming in gravy. You don’t even like greens. And clean air too. You can’t cease taking into account clean air. Wind, sky, open areas. Gardens, fir timber, hedges … What do you do? I lie in mattress considering different occasions. whilst i used to be a bit child. whilst Dad was once domestic, telling me rhymes. I be mindful the only approximately budgies and crabs and grizzly bears, and the only with the buffaloes, and final evening i eventually remembered one other one, an extended one. It used to be a couple of tortoise. i began brooding about it approximately 3 days in the past, and final evening i ultimately obtained it: A wealthy woman tortoise known as Joyce used to be riding her glossy Rolls-Royce, while a boisterous younger oyster made a noise like a chicken Joyce crashed her glossy Rolls-Royce. a type little turtle known as Myrtle ran up and acknowledged, “Oh! are you hurtle? ” The tortoise spoke back, “I’m advantageous, thanks, Clyde,” and Myrtle stated, “Oh, yet I’m Myrtle. ” you spot, Joyce had a husband referred to as Clyde whose face used to be particularly turtle-ified, so whilst Joyce used to be relatively shaken through the knock she’d simply taken she mistakenly idea Myrtle used to be Clyde. I’m uncertain notwithstanding … It doesn’t rather paintings, does it? I’ve most likely misremembered it. besides, there has been one other one. A shorter one, a few zebra, which I simply can’t be mindful in any respect. I’ve been racking my brains for days, yet I can’t get it. And that’s particularly bothering me. 08:00: the sunshine comes on and my stories fade. i am getting up and doing, already dressed, and wrap myself in blankets. Everything’s chilly, yet my ft are the coldest. They’re chilly forever. ingesting gallons of icy water most likely doesn’t support. i'm going to the lavatory, wash, slip the sheet over my head and take a look at to take advantage of the lavatory. no longer a lot there. I stroll backtrack the hall, nod a silent greeting to Fred as he passes the opposite direction, and cross into the kitchen. sit, stay up for the carry to reach. 08:45: Jenny is available in. We speak. She has sores on her mouth and her nostril is runny. Her breath smells horrendous. Mine too, I count on. 08:55: Fred wanders in, shirtless, scratching his abdominal. He doesn’t say a lot. He ruffles Jenny’s hair. I inform him i need to determine him later. He says okay, beverages from the faucet, and wanders again to his room. 09:00: The elevate comes down. Empty. 09:30: The day drags on. I seek advice from Fred. We talk about how lengthy we will pass with no foodstuff. Neither folks understands evidently, yet we either imagine it’s most likely rather decades. Ten days, a few weeks, a month … “As lengthy as we’ve received water,” Fred says. “Water’s what counts. ” “Yeah. ” “You obtained any principles? ” “About what? ” “Getting out of right here. ” i glance at him. I commence laughing. “Shit,” he says. My laughter turns to tears. afterward, again in my room, I lie down and imagine a few extra in regards to the zebra.

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