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A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Robert Swindells was born in Bradford in and continues to live in Yorkshire. He left school at 15 and worked in a. Robert Swindells: Stone Cold Description Stone Cold is a Carnegie Stone Cold by Robert Swindells rar,free pdf, download book, free ebook.
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I wouldnt re comend reading this out of choice. Link is seventeen when he leaves home in the north of England for London, to escape family issues. He meets up with Ginger and makes a friend, but then Ginger disappears. This is a short book that tries to combine a gritty look at life on the streets for young homeless people with a murder mystery.
The homelessness theme is covered well in the beginning, but then it gets lost in the murders. The ending Link is seventeen when he leaves home in the north of England for London, to escape family issues. The ending is rather inconclusive.
But it raises some serious points. Feb 03, Sam H rated it it was amazing.
I was thinking of saying every single teenager should read this book. After consideration I think every single person should read this book.
This book follows the fate of homeless teen Link. Facts that everyone should consider.
This book will definitely make me think twice next time I walk past a homeless person. Jul 25, Emily Literary Edits rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book at school when I was about 13 or 14 and I absolutely loved it.
It is well written and the story is superbly crafted. I really felt the tension and came to be genuinely afraid of what was happening. It has a very urban setting and would probably be quite disturbing for a younger audience; I think I was about the right age for it. Read it for school. Feb 15, Sharaban rated it did not like it Shelves: Read for school in Forgot to add it.
Hated it. Feb 02, Tommy Hidaya rated it really liked it. Stone Cold This thriller book is written by Robert Swindells and it has two narrators, Link the protagonist and Shelter the antagonist and you can read through both their perspectives which makes the book more interesting. Link is a year-old boy who left his home due to his despicable step-father who always argued with him and his sister.
Link could not find anywhere to stay with the little money he had, and therefore became homeless. He describes the difficult life of homelessness where Stone Cold This thriller book is written by Robert Swindells and it has two narrators, Link the protagonist and Shelter the antagonist and you can read through both their perspectives which makes the book more interesting.
He describes the difficult life of homelessness where he met streetwise friend Ginger and many more who helped him through the tough times. On the other hand, Shelter, a year-old ex-army officer who was dismissed from his job, plans to clear the streets of London from homeless people. The main theme is good versus evil. Danger awaits as Link and company try to survive. The main character, Link, is very admirable by all the readers of the book.
Even though he did not have money, he was still generous and thoughtful. For example, he would offer to download his best mate a pack of cigarettes or lunch because he did not want to be alone again. This is a very hard thing to do especially if you are poor and do not know when your next meal is going to be. Link describes the life of homelessness in a very grim way that makes us the readers sympathise for him.
There was one point where I was scared. That is when Shelter, the person who invites homeless people to his house and murder them, invited Link in to his house.
Fortunately, everything turned out to be alright at the end and I felt relieved. I really disliked the antagonist Shelter because of his cruelty to homeless people. The ending was a bit confusing because even though it was supposed to be a happy ending when Shelter was taken to prison, he is going to be the one with a roof above his head and with three meals a day, while Link is still going to be homeless with almost no food.
I thought that this was unfair and was unhappy about it.
The book also reflects on the reason that most young men become homeless, and that is because problems within the family. All in all, I really liked the book and would recommend it to anyone in my age and would like to see the movie if there is one. Nov 22, Will Tetley rated it liked it. Do you ever walk past a homeless person sitting on the side of the street and wonder to yourself how they feel or what is going through their mind? Well Stone Cold written by Robert Swindells is a novel about exactly that.
Swindells is a multi-award winning English author. Stone Cold is one of his most popular novels and has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Stone Cold starts off when Link not his real name but Do you ever walk past a homeless person sitting on the side of the street and wonder to yourself how they feel or what is going through their mind?
Stone Cold starts off when Link not his real name but is what he is referred to leaves his house after his mother marries an abusive man who treats him badly.
Link decides to move to London, and when he fails to find work he becomes homeless. After getting his watch stolen on the first night Link meets a fellow homeless man named Ginger who teaches him how to survive on the streets.
One day though Ginger and various other homeless people begin to disappear without reason, Link takes it upon himself to find out what has happened. The novel was very well written and it made you feel like you were right there watching the events take place however some parts were boring. It felt that some parts of the story were stretched out for a bit too long and parts that could have taken one page to explain took up a whole chapter instead.
The theme of loss is shown when Link leaves his house and loses basically everything and is forced onto the street. Adventure and courage are both shown when Link is on the street and has to stand up for himself and only survives on what he gets from begging. Even love is shown in the novel when Link meets a beautiful lady named Gail who he instantly falls in love with after seeing her.
I think that one of the main reasons for this book being written was to show the hardships that people without homes and jobs have to face every day. It also helps to open your eyes to all the things in our lives that we take for granted Overall I think that this novel is very good and I would recommend it to fans of realistic horror novels but I think most people would enjoy because of the various theme that it uses.
It is definitely a novel aimed at the older reader as the ideas in the novel can be a bit heavy going and may scare younger readers.
I would rate this novel a 3 out of 5. Will Tetley Jul 15, Jon Margetts rated it it was ok Shelves: Swindells' book is relatively rote in its portrayal of life on the streets as a homeless youth, with coverage of the majority of expected themes: Most conspicuously missing are narcotics or alcohol only alluded to a couple of times, if I remember correctly - which is odd considering other more explicit material - prostitution and theft, for example - are addressed.
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