In a totally-not-self-indulgent move, I thought I'd round up a few reviews here (the positive ones, obviously).
The Guardian (print): "Owen examines teenage credibility, mob mentality and how love, or the lack of it, shapes any kind of life. This is a riveting refashioning of a science fiction classic."
The Irish Times: "...this is not shy about its intentions to sympathise with and empower young people, but the science-fiction angle ensures that it is also a gripping, engrossing read."
SFX Magazine (print): "Engrossing, unusual, and unpatronising."
Shift Zine: "David has managed to bring a classic science fiction story up to speed, using his superb voice to pull out the hopelessness of many modern teens from poorer, working class backgrounds."
The Book Bag: "It's an interesting premise, has great pace, and a thoroughly absorbing sense of claustrophobia in the setting confined to a tower block."
Vicki in Neverland: "Another book I couldn't put down, I was hooked! I remember when I was only about 100 pages in saying "this book is so creepy but so good!""
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