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By Kevin Brooks

This is often the winner of the 2014 Cilip Carnegie Medal. Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, younger grownup author Kevin Brooks' pulse-pounding exploration of what occurs whilst your worst nightmare comes real - and the way will you live to tell the tale? i cannot think I fell for it. It used to be nonetheless darkish while I awakened this morning. once my eyes opened I knew the place i used to be. A low-ceilinged oblong construction made completely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms alongside the most hall. There are not any home windows. No doorways. The elevate is the one approach in or out. what is he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If i am correct, the elevate will come down in 5 mins. It did. in basic terms this time it wasn't empty...Praise for The Bunker Diary: "[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots ...have made him a cult between youngsters. This, notwithstanding, is the massive one. it's going to be learn by way of everyone". (Amanda Craig, The Times). Kevin Brooks has received the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the dad or mum kid's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester ebook Award and for the Carnegie Medal (for Martyn Pig, highway of the lifeless and Black Rabbit Summer). Kevin Brooks was once born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a diverse operating existence, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a storage and a submit place of work, earlier than - fortunately - giving all of it as much as write books. Kevin is the writer of Being, Black Rabbit summer time, Killing God (published as sunrise within the USA), iBoy and bare for Penguin. He now lives in North Yorkshire. in the event you loved The Bunker Diary and need to get inside of extra of your favorite books, then try out for particular writer interviews, competitions and masses extra.

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Yet I don’t imagine she did simply because while I went in she was once placing a packet of cornflakes lower than her mattress. I observed her, Linus. She shouted at me. informed me to get out. ” “Cornflakes? ” She nodded. “I observed them. ” “Are you convinced? ” “I observed them. ” i guess she should have had them kept away due to the fact ahead of the nutrition ran out. So whereas the remainder of us were ravenous to dying she’s been munching away on cornflakes. “Stay here,” I informed Jenny. I went out into the hall, stomped throughout to Anja’s room and barged in with out knocking. She was once sitting at the ground together with her again opposed to the wall, dressed simply in her lingerie. White lace, all grubby and stained. “Hey,” she acknowledged. “What the fuck —? ” “Shut up. ” I went over to her mattress and regarded beneath it. there has been not anything there. I went over to the bedside cupboard and opened the door. in the meantime Anja had obtained to her ft and used to be screaming at me. “What the hell do you're thinking that you’re doing? escape from that. How dare you return in the following with out … howdy! ” contained in the cupboard, in addition to the cornflakes, there has been a thick crust of mouldy bread, part a bar of chocolate, and a slab of dried-up cheese. “Now, carry on a minute,” Anja spluttered. “Listen, i will be able to clarify …” I swept the foodstuff into my hands, kicked the cupboard close, and walked out. Anja referred to as after me, “I wish you puke on it, you self-righteous little bastard. ” I gave lots of the foodstuff to Jenny. the remainder of it I divided up and shared out among the 4 folks. Russell used to be asleep, so I left his percentage at the bedside cupboard. fowl didn’t wish his, yet I left it for him besides. Fred simply checked out the handful of manky outdated meals and requested me the place I’d received it from. I informed him I’d came upon it down the again of the cooker. He didn’t think me, yet he was once too hungry to trouble with the reality. He took the foodstuff and gobbled all of it down in a single cross. Friday, nine March First the good news. there has been a tremendous chew of cooked meat within the raise this morning. A joint of roast red meat on a silver platter. It appeared appealing. Thick, sturdy, juicy, succulent … The odor of it used to be intoxicating. And the undesirable information? there have been sheets of paper pinned to the beef with skewers. one in every of them used to be a grubby little be aware that we wrote a few month in the past. Do you keep in mind that mystery assembly I informed you approximately? the single with Russell and Fred? the single I wouldn’t inform you approximately? good, the explanation I didn’t are looking to inform you approximately it then was once that i used to be fearful the fellow Upstairs may well know about it. however it doesn’t topic now. simply because He did locate approximately it. We wrote the word after Russell had informed us every little thing he knew concerning the bunker. while Fred had first steered his message-down-the-toilet suggestion, Jenny were correct to claim that it used to be unnecessary sending a message if we didn’t comprehend the place we have been. yet a piece in a while, while i discussed the belief to Russell, he mentioned that even supposing we didn’t be aware of precisely the place we have been, we did have a few info that was once worthy passing on. We knew that we have been most likely someplace in Essex. We knew that we have been nonetheless alive, and that so long as the police knew we have been alive, they’d most likely keep it up trying to find us.

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