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by Lesley Howarth
How was anyone to know that one day the sun would just burn up their lives? Tunnels link home compounds to towns and no one goes out any more. But Violet Niles is going outside. She thinks the only danger out there is the sun - but Vi has no idea how dangerous reality can be.
Radiation has made it impossible to go outside for eight months of the year. Alternative strategies for living and growing food have been adopted, and houses and towns are linked by undergound tunnels. Teenagers create an imaginative 'outdoors' via computers and some only meet in cyberspace. Some long to reclaim the outside world despite the dangers of radiation, and of being caught and kept indoors under a confining order. Violet is chief of the rebels and creates the avidly read 'horrorscopes'. She has an uncanny ability to catch glimpses of the future, but even she is unprepared for what happens when a little group visits the Undercliff, whose shade shelters the only real wild place left.
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Lesley Howarth had many jobs after attending art college and travelled widely by motorbike in the US and Mexico. She has written highly acclaimed novels for Walker Books, including MAPHEAD, winner of The Guardian Fiction Award. This is Lesley's first major novel for Puffin. She lives in Cornwall.
Ultraviolet by Lesley Howarth
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