Surrender

Surrender

by Sonya Hartnett
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Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

I am dying: it’s a beautiful word. Like the long slow sigh of a cello: dying. But the sound of it is the only beautiful thing about it.

As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, which have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small, unforgiving town and distant, punitive parents ensure that he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child. He has only two friends - his dog, Surrender, and the unruly wild boy, Finnigan, a shadowy doppelganger with whom the meek Gabriel once made a boyhood pact. But when a series of arson attacks grips the town, Gabriel realizes how unpredictable and dangerous Finnigan is. As events begin to spiral violently out of control, it becomes devastatingly clear that only the most extreme measures will rid Gabriel of Finnigan for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763634230
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/22/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 643,382
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: HL710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

SONYA HARTNETT is the acclaimed author of THURSDAY'S CHILD, WHAT THE BIRDS SEE, STRIPES OF THE SIDESTEP WOLF, and several other novels - the first written when she was just thirteen. She has won many prestigious awards for her work, including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Sonya Hartnett lives in Australia.

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Surrender 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
Could have been a cool story/concept, but it was way wordier than it needed to be, making it painful to try to read, and the story itself didn't make a lot of sense and felt cliche and predictable. Didn't like it.
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JakeTheAuthor More than 1 year ago
This was a masterpiece of a novel. It was incredibly well written and sophisticated. There are some rather cruel scenes, and this isn't good for kids under 10. A 10-year-old should be allowed to read this. The ending is perfect. It's a little confusing, though. (My second recommendation is the first book in a series. Read the whole series.
Karneval More than 1 year ago
I love Finn and Anwell so much. The story well written and had wonderful imagery.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What can you say about something as amazingly done as this book. Outstanding, excellent, amazing...these words don't even describe it! This is truely an amazing book that I think is good for the mature reader. It was so confusing until the end then it all makes sense it's simply genious. To sum it up, read the dang book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has no words to describe it. I rarely find a decent book to read and I'm glad I picked this one up. I highly recomend it. It left me with a feeling that I cannot describe. While reading I was slightly confused about what was happening but overall, it was worth the confusion and Surrender has a place on my shelf for good.