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Close Your Eyes


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Close Your Eyes

Nicci Cloke

ISBN 9781471406218       

Southfield High School is typical for its too big, slightly grotty building, its good teachers, its bad, and its cliques. But despite all of that, there's a particular group of friends who have known each other forever and know that they can rely on each other for anything.

There’s the twin: Aisha, rebellious, kind, and just a tiny bit worried about what the hell she's going to do once this year is over, and Vis, smart, quiet and observant.

Then there's Remy, the loudmouth, and Gemma, w ho's more interested in college boys and getting into the crap club in town. And then there's Elise: the pretty one.

But at the start of Year 11, when the group befriend the new boy, Elijah, things start to change. The group find themselves not as close as they used to be.

Until one Tuesday, when the student body is locked inside the school building. And one of them has a gun.

Close Your Eyes is the story of a school shooting which, through interview s, messages and debatable actions, asks the question: Who is truly responsible?

The Author

nicci clokeNicci Cloke is a full-time writer, part-time doer of random jobs. These jobs have included Christmas Elf, cocktail waitress, and childminder. She is also the organiser and host of Speakeasy, the only London literary salon to host regular YA events.

Follow Me Back is her first novel for young adults. Her first adult novel Someday Find Me was published by Fourth Estate in 2012 and her second Lay Me Down was published by Cape in 2014.




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