A Dream of Lights

Author(s): Kerry Drewery

Young Adult Fiction

A powerful and moving stand-alone novel for anyone who loved A GATHERING LIGHT or BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY, in which a teenage girl struggles against the odds for survival in a North Korean prison camp...From the author of A Brighter Fear. Yoora is a teenage girl living in North Korea, dreaming of the lights of foreign cities while eking out a miserable existence in a rural northern village. But then she makes a mistake: she falls in love. With someone far removed from her social class. Someone dangerous to know. When tongues start to wag, her father is executed and she is taken to a prison camp in the mountains. There, escape seems even further from her grasp. But Yoora is about to learn an important lesson: love can surprise you, and it can come in many forms...

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PRAISE FOR A BRIGHTER FEAR: "Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story set in Iraq." - Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids "This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into the human tragedies behind the headlines. Recommended reading." - Families South West

Kerry Drewery lives in Lincolnshire. Active in Bookstart and the winner of a BBC writing prize, she now writes full time for teenagers. She is also the author of A Brighter Fear, a heart-breaking love story set in Baghdad during the Second Gulf War, available from HarperCollins.

General Fields

  • : 9780007446599
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Children's Books
  • : 0.28
  • : January 2013
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kerry Drewery
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 320