The Bunker Diary

By: Kevin Brooks

Linus is kidnapped, then trapped in a bunker with five other people. None of them know why they were taken. And whoever is in control thwarts every attempt at escape. Winner of the 2014 Carnegie Medal.

ISBN: 9781467754200

JLG Release: Mar 2015


Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Kidnapping, Torture, Murder, Suicide
Topics: Kidnapping , Interpersonal relations , Torture , Conduct of life , Diaries

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Awards & Honors

Booklist Best Young Adult Books of 2015
Booklist Editor’s Choice 2015, Fiction
New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2015
Carte Blanche: Columnist’s Choice 2015 (Booklist)
YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2016, Top Ten
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Fiction
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education, 2016 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Fiction

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine*, The Horn Book Guide, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Linus is a 16-year-old runaway living on the harsh English streets who wakes up one day in an unfamiliar underground bunker with no water or food while under constant surveillance by an unknown kidnapper. As each day passes, more people are kidnapped and are subjected to the same brutal conditions. When Linus and the res
[STARRED REVIEW]
Linus is a 16-year-old runaway living on the harsh English streets who wakes up one day in an unfamiliar underground bunker with no water or food while under constant surveillance by an unknown kidnapper. As each day passes, more people are kidnapped and are subjected to the same brutal conditions. When Linus and the rest try to escape and find out more about their situation and their kidnapper, they realize that, with their options dwindling, they may have to resort to the ultimate horror to survive. Brooks’s controversial Carnegie Medal-winner is truly a psychologically disturbing book that will leave readers with a deep sense of unease. Linus’s first-person narrative will make teens ask themselves what they would do in his situation. It’s not a title for everyone: some may be unsettled by the harsh realities the protagonist faces, while others will be fascinated by the simple complexity of Brooks’s prose and truly effective storytelling. A unique choice that will get teens talking.—Christopher Lassen, Brooklyn Public Library

Book Details

ISBN

9781467754200

First Release

March 2015

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/16" x 7 13/16"

Page Count

264

Accelerated Reader

Level 4; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level HL540L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Carolrhoda Lab

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Kidnapping, Torture, Murder, Suicide

Topics

Kidnapping, Interpersonal relations, Torture, Conduct of life, Diaries,

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