The Dark Beneath

The Dark Beneath GCSEs are over and year old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect lazy English summer But her world is turned upside down by three refugees all hiding from life Anthony is fourteen already an o
  • Title: The Dark Beneath
  • Author: Alan Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9781842550977
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dark Beneath
    GCSEs are over and 16 year old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect, lazy English summer But her world is turned upside down by three refugees, all hiding from life Anthony is fourteen, already an outcast, bullied and shunned by his peers Farid is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has traveled across continents seeking peace And Gordon Craig is a bitter, lonelyGCSEs are over and 16 year old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect, lazy English summer But her world is turned upside down by three refugees, all hiding from life Anthony is fourteen, already an outcast, bullied and shunned by his peers Farid is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has traveled across continents seeking peace And Gordon Craig is a bitter, lonely old man She knows all of them, but she doesn t know how dangerous they are Being part of their lives could cost Imogen her own Supercharged with tension and drama, this novel explores what happens when the fabric of normality is ripped apart, exposing the terrifying dark beneath.
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  • Alan Gibbons

    Alan Gibbons is an author of children s books and a Blue Peter Book Award He currently lives in Liverpool, England, where he used to teach in a primary school His father was a farm laborer, but was hurt in an accident when Alan was eight years old The family had to move to Crewe, Cheshire where Alan experienced bullying for the first time He began to write for his pupils as a teacher, but never tried to get any of his work published.Gibbons trained to be a teacher in his mid thirties and starting writing short stories for his students Later, he began to write professionally In 2000, he won the Blue Peter Book Award in the category The Book I Couldn t Put Down category for Shadow of the Minotaur He was a judge for the 2001 Blue Peter Book Awards He was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001 and 2003 and shortlisted twice for the Booktrust Teenage Prize He has also won the Leicester Book of the Year, the Stockport Book Award, the Angus Book Award, the Catalyst Award, the Birmingham Chills Award, the Salford Young Adult Book Award and the Salford Librarians Special Award.

  • 431 Comments

  • 5 Words Obsession, injustice, trust, love, hope.I have marked out so many quotes from this book The writing is beautiful, haunting And the story rings out with a truth that should make us all feel slightly uncomfortable UKYA at its best.This is definitely one that will stick with you Even ten years after my first read, I could still feel this sitting there at the back of my mind, rising every so often to the front So I read it again.


  • great book very good plot with an amazing twist very memorable and something i am definitely interested in rereading.


  • This book was sitting on my shelf for a while before I decided to pick it up and give it a try It has been a while since I first read a book by Alan Gibbons, called Hold On , and I enjoyed reading that book a lot On the other hand, I always hesitate when it comes to reading a book that has Muslim Arab characters, especially if that book is in English and written by a non Arab or a non Muslim I avoid them because usually those books would be full of wrong and rather racist images of Muslims and A [...]


  • The main protagonists are evident from the outset given the armour piercing hints on the back cover So when we meet them the immediate question is how can these three people be a threat to young Imogen Alan Gibbons has a masterful style and he weaves an intriguing plot round all the characters I was struck how inventive he is and how unexpected the twists and turns.Liked most never quite knowing what dark lay beneath the build up of tension near the end of the book Liked least the somewhat flat [...]


  • The book revealed some of the dark and disturbing reality s of life and how dark people can be beneath what they want us to see This book casts light on how the way we view someone, is not necessarily how or what they are Someone who may seem like a good guy who is happy to help the odd person out may also be a terrible rapist who likes to beat up people he barely knows The book also showed the authors opinion on anti refugee people and what their like in his opinion.The book was written in an a [...]


  • I like this book, I don t love it but I don t hate it at all its pretty good, I love how Mr.Gibbons added stalkers into the twist very realistic I bet half of us can relate to this book by having a stalker like the main character did, but I find very unrealistic that a fourteen year old would stalk someone I wish Mr.Gibbons would change Anthony s age to someone who around Imogen main character age or a year older maybe that would make the story better I would recommend this to anyone for them to [...]


  • I don t know quite how to talk about this one It s quite odd, sometimes, in the way it s put together, but it draws you in And it s hard to define in terms of an overall story arc If it s a coming of age story, it s for Anthony, the 14 year old recluse, rather than Imogen, the main character And there s a doomed love, with her and the refugee Farid And there s obsession It s a quiet story, and an intriguing one Just I m not sure what to make of it.


  • Initially quite slow going, began it three times probably because I was too distracted, not because it was hard to get into but ended up being quite a compelling story about migrant issues and the destructive power of perceived love Would probably make a good book to read in school.


  • This book was hauntingly creepy However it was a good read but it was somewhat lacking in depth and characterization The main characters seemed to have multiple personalities And as a whole this book didn t touch me like it should have.



  • I LOVE THIS BOOK I RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO LIKES BOOKS THAT KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT WONDERING WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT



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