Phoenix Island (Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers)

Phoenix Island (Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers)

John Dixon

WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR more advantageous fulfillment IN a tender grownup NOVEL

John Dixon’s seriously acclaimed Phoenix Island reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, writer of Repairman Jack). For enthusiasts of The Bourne Identity, Alex Rider, and Melissa Marr.

The pass judgement on informed Carl that at some point he’d need to make a decision precisely what sort of individual he may develop into. yet on Phoenix Island, the alternative might be made for him.

A champion boxer with a pointy hook and a brief mood, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster domestic to foster domestic. He can’t appear to remain out of trouble—using his fists to protect weaker classmates from bullies. His newest incident sends his opponent to the emergency room, and now the courtroom is sending Carl to the worst position on the earth: Phoenix Island.

Classified as a “terminal facility,” it’s the tip of the road for delinquents who've no domestic, no family members, and no destiny. positioned someplace far flung the coast of the United States—and resistant to its laws—the island is a grueling Spartan-style boot camp run via sadistic drill sergeants who express no mercy to their younger, orphan trainees. Sentenced to stick until eventually his eighteenth birthday, Carl plans to play by way of the principles, so he makes neighbors along with his wisecracking bunkmate, Ross, and a mysterious gray-eyed lady named Octavia. yet he makes enemies, too, and after a couple of tough scrapes, he earns himself the nickname “Hollywood” in addition to a string of punishments, together with a brutal evening within the “sweatbox.” yet that’s not anything in comparison to what awaits him within the “Chop Shop”—a mystery govt lab the place Carl is given anything he by no means dreamed of.

A new life…A new physique. a brand new mind. presents from the fatherly previous guy, who desires to rework Carl into whatever he’s unsure he desires to develop into. For this is often no traditional govt venture. Phoenix Island is flooring 0 for the way forward for wrestle intelligence.

And for Carl, it’s just the start…

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