In this tense, page-turning story of survival in near-future England, Jacob must go to all lengths to find his dog and escape to freedom with a gang of rebel children.
In a frighteningly real near future England, Jacob escapes from the Academy orphanage to reenter a world that is grimly recognizable. The Coalition can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth. Now Jacob must fulfill his promise to his parents, find his dog, Jet, and navigate his way out of England. Their only hope is a band of children who have found a way to survive off the grid: The Outwalkers. Their rules are strict, but necessary if they're going to get out alive...
About the Author
Fiona Shaw is the author of four adult novels, including Tell it to the Bees and A Stones Throw. She was born in London and now lives in York. She reads a great deal, cycles everywhere, grows vegetables with variable success, and acquires more films than she ever gets around to watching. Outwalkers is her first novel for children.
Praise for Outwalkers
"Gritty action-adventure with layered characters, plenty of danger, and themes focused on immigration and government control." -- Booklist
"Impossible to set aside for long. The plot is detailed and exciting, and allegorical comparisons with the present day are compelling...utterly inspiring." -- School Library Journal