Ryan has passed his test and he wants to drive his mum's car to impress his friends. When he just takes her car, he faces the real test. Shades 2.0 is a brand new series that offers fast paced, shorter stories for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, or who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Published by Ransom Publishing, Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10 and includes well known authors such as Gillian Phillip, Malcom Rose, David and Helen Orme, John Townsend and Mary Chapman. The stories encompass a range of genres such as horror, science fiction, historical fiction and straight modern teen tales.
Jill Atkins is a prolific children's author and to date has had 48 books published, for a variety of ages. Jill began her career as a teacher, but her interest in being a children's author saw her successfully complete an MA in Writing for Children at Winchester University. In the past she has lectured part-time on the subject of early childhood, and she is a member of the Society of Authors and the Children's Book Circle.