Life: An Exploded Diagram

Author(s): Mal Peet

Young Adult Fiction

"Peet's subtle, literary play with narrative voice, style, and chronology make this a satisfyingly sophisticated teen novel." --The Horn Book (starred review)

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet ignites an epic tale of young love against the dramatic backdrop of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This brilliant coming-of-age novel is a gripping family portrait that interweaves the stories of three generations and the terrifying crises that define them. With its urgent sense of history, sweeping emotion, and winning young narrator, Mal Peet's latest is an unforgettable, timely exploration of life during wartime and the perennial question: Can love survive a lifetime?


Product Information

Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A writer and illustrator, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

General Fields

  • : 9781844281008
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mal Peet
  • : Paperback
  • : [Fic]
  • : 13+
  • : 416
  • : no