The Critically-Acclaimed Award-Winning International Bestseller


New town. New school. New life.

What would you become? 

Fourteen-year-old Elliot Sutton sees his new town and new school as the opportunity of a lifetime. For three years he has been the victim of relentless bullying. Now he has the chance to invent a new Elliot. No-one will touch him again.

But the new image brings its own problems. His new school, Holminster High, is a place of fear, cruelty and violence, presided over by a shadowy elite who call themselves the Guardians. 

The Guardians have noticed Elliot. His reinvention has been too successful. They want him to become one of them...

Winner of the German Youth Literature Prize
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Junior Library Guild selection