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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Christopher Edge

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication date: 6 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781788004947

Once upon a now, three children go into the woods as a dare. All they know is that time is playing tricks on them, and that it's running out... From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, The Jamie Drake Equation and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

4 stars out of 5
6 Jul 2019

"Time plays tricks in an original and suspenseful tale for 8- to 12-year-olds that explores black holes and quantum physics"

This could all feel worthy in less skilled hands. But Edge creates strong characters who come alive on the page, and he has a thriller writer’s feel for suspense. He can be lyrical as well, especially where the natural world is concerned. The climax of the story, when Charlie meets someone special in a white room, is a real 2001 moment.

Charlie’s story is also a rare thing, a novel that will be enjoyed by those who don’t usually like fiction. Time will fly as they read it.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
15 Jun 2019

"A time-travel tale full of ideas"

Christopher Edge (The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day) — the coolest science teacher you probably never had — is no ordinary author, however. There’s no one quite like him writing now. His stories fizz with scientific ideas, the perfect fodder for the child with more questions than answers.