Blade: Playing Dead

Blade: Playing Dead

by Tim Bowler


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Nobody knows the city like Blade. He lives on his own, by his wits - you have to when you're on the run from your past. Blade is practically invisible, until one day when he gets jumped by a gang and finds himself being pursued by a bunch of thugs. Even worse, he's unintentionally picked up a couple of followers: sixteen-year-old Becky and her daughter, Jaz. Before he knows it, Blade is leading the two girls on a chase through the streets of London, and he'll need to find a way to outsmart the people after them in order to make it out alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142416006
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Series: Blade Series , #1
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,221,240
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Tim Bowler is the author of numerous acclaimed novels for teenagers and is the recipient of many honors, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for his third novel, River Boy. He lives in Devon, England.

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Blade: Playing Dead 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mjspear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blade: Playing Dead is a fast-paced story of a young man on the run in an English city (presumably London) "Blade" is good with a knife and someone is after him but that's all the reader knows. In the course of the story he is beaten severely by a gang of girls ("trolls"), witnesses a murder-too-late, befriends another runaway girl, rescues her young daughter and spends lots of time running, leaping, hiding out, and hiding from unnamed enemies. The pace is breathless and Blade's hyper vigilance borders on paranoia. The English slang might be off-putting for some readers (why no glossary?) and the book's ending is unsatisfactory... a cliffhanger to set up book #2 Out of the Shadows. Still, this would be great pick for the reluctant reader who likes action and suspense.
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Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
this book is a well thought out decent book with a lot of twist's and turns. thuis is a great book for people that like page turners, cussing, violence , action and adveture.