An environmental disaster. An undersea adventure.
Tom and Beth are not happy when they move to Scotland and find themselves facing a rainy, windswept beach, a house that’s falling to pieces, and a school full of strangers.
But when an oil tanker crashes into the Bass Rock, their small seaside town is shaken to its core and Tom and Beth suddenly find themselves in a race to rescue the local sea life and save their new community from environmental catastrophe…
I received a copy of this book from Cranachcan Publishing in return for an honest review.
An easy to read adventure story set in Scotland, with a clear message about the environment and how easy it is to damage natural balance. Tom and Beth are unhappy about moving to a coastal town in Scotland. Short of things to do and friends, they encounter an eccentric professor, who is an inventor. Threatened with an environmental disaster when a tanker runs aground, the professor’s inventions offer the only source of hope. Tom and Beth realise that protecting the environment is everybody’s job and help the professor, as he battles to avert a devastating oil leak.
Breaker gives young readers, and adults, the chance to experience a contemporary adventure. The story has a pacy, exciting plot, believable characters and an important environmental message.
Annemarie Allan’s first published novel, Hox, won the 2007 Kelpies Prize and was shortlisted for both the Scottish Children’s Book of the Year and the Heart of Hawick book awards. Her third novel, Ushig, a fantasy based on Scottish myths and legends, was shortlisted for the 2011 Essex Children’s Book Award.
She writes for both adults and children and her novels and short stories range from fantasy and science fiction to historical and contemporary fiction, taking their inspiration from the landscape and culture of Scotland, both past and present. Annemarie lives in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh.