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Green Rising

By Lauren James

Set in a near-future world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, Lauren James's novel is a gripping, witty and romantic call to arms.

“Lauren James isn’t just headed for the stars – she’s already there.” Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree Gabrielle is a climate-change activist who shoots to fame when she becomes the first teenager to display a supernatural ability to grow plants from her skin. Hester is the millionaire daughter of an oil tycoon and the face of the family business. Theo comes from a long line of fishermen, but his parents are struggling to make ends meet. On the face of it, the three have very little in common. Yet when Hester and Theo join Gabrielle and legions of other teenagers around the world in developing the strange new "Greenfingers" power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they'll need to learn to work together. But in a time of widespread corruption and greed, there are plenty of profit-hungry organizations who want to use the Greenfingers for their own ends. And not everyone would like to see the Earth saved... As they navigate first love and family expectations, can the three teenagers pull off the ultimate heist and bring about a green rising?

  • Lauren James's books have sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide, been translated into five languages and been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and STEAM Children’s Book Award.
  • Lauren is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of authors who are working to raise awareness of climate change activism through their fiction.
  • "Frighteningly clever and richly imagined, Green Rising is a book that combines lush, compulsive storytelling with an urgent message, and everyone who reads it will be stirred by its call to arms. I loved it." Laura Wood, author of A Sky Painted Gold

About the author

Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated author of The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, The Quiet at the End of the World, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and The Next Together series. She has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the STEAM Children's Book Award. Lauren teaches creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor and Writing West Midlands, and has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian and the Children’s Writers' and Artists' Yearbook. She is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, and a passionate advocate of STEM further education. She lives in the West Midlands and you can find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James or her website http://www.laurenejames.co.uk

ISBN: 9781406384673
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 384pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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