ACHUKA Book of the Day 4 Aug 2021
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 15 Aug 2021
“Keith Gray is the real deal, a writer of intelligence, toughness, and heart. The Climbers is a moving, surprising story of competition, self-awareness, friendship, and the more you look, the deeper the damn thing gets.” Patrick Ness
“This short but punchy tale of teenage rivalry and the complex dynamic of relationships is likely to have parallels in many readers’ own experiences. The story can perhaps also show how saving face at all costs isn’t necessarily the best strategy.” BookTrust
ACHUKA has been a big fan of Keith Gray’s writing ever since his fist YA title, Creepers, in the mid-1990s.
Sully is the best climber in the village. He can scale the Twisted Sister’s tangled branches and clamber up Double Trunker with ease. But when new kid Nottingham shows up and astonishes everyone with his climbing skills, Sully’s status is under threat and there’s only one way to prove who’s best. Sully and Nottingham must race to climb the last unnamed tree. Whoever makes it to the top will become a legend. But something spiteful and ugly has reared its head in Sully … Is it worth losing everything just to reach the top?
The cover design is by Tom Clohosy Cole.
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