The Roar by Emma Clayton

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A futuristic eco-thriller about Ellie, a kidnapped child warrior determined to free herself--and free the planet. Listen: Can you hear THE ROAR? Answer the call of the wild!

Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. At least that's what Ellie, who was kidnapped as a child, has always been taught. But when she comes to suspect the truth behind her captivity, she's ready to risk exposure to the elements and answer the call of the wild. Listen. Can you hear it? She's strapping on her headset, jumpstarting her Pod Fighter, and--with her capuchin monkey at her back--she's breaking out!

About Emma Clayton

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Emma Clayton lives with her two children in Leamington Spa, England. THE WHISPER is the sequel to her debut novel THE ROAR.
Published April 1, 2009 by Chicken House. 496 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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On a future Earth, 12-year-old Ellie pilots a fighter pod from an orbiting space station to England.

Mar 15 2009 | Read Full Review of The Roar


The truth, which Mika finds out in the second book, is that a few thousand people live in the rest of the world, enjoying the forests and the animals, living in mansions with every convenience and protecting their wealth with robotic machines and animals.

Feb 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The Roar

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This book was first published in England, and I know people think American children are less intelligent than others, but I find it difficult to believe the average 9 or 11 year old of any nationality would be able to follow long sentences like these: "And when he realized she wasn't, because ...

Jul 14 2009 | Read Full Review of The Roar

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