Author(s): Cathy MacPhail
Ivy turned on her. 'I told you I'd get you, didn't I? Well,' her next words sent shivers through Katie. 'Tonight's the night.' Katie is being bullied at school - and cannot get anyone to believe her. She feels frightened and alone ...until one day when she is cornered by Ivy and her fellow bullies on the town dump. Katie is terrified, there is nowhere left to run. But suddenly, as if by magic, a girl called Zan rises from the rubbish in the dump and leaps to Katie's defence. But Zan is not willing to talk to Katie - all she wishes to do is keep her identity a secret. Slowly Katie learns the truth about Zan, and when she does, she realises Zan has much more to lose than the safety of her cardboard box. A gripping story that really brings the issue of bullying to a head.
Newly rejacketed to create a strong look Told with the the trademark pace and accessibility of the bestselling and much-loved Cathy MacPhail Cathy's novel Underworld was chosen for Booked Up 2009. Booked Up's goal is to encourage and support reading for pleasure among children in the Year 7 age group The author is hugely popular for her events and there will be a nationwide author tour around publication
Praise for Cathy MacPhail: 'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Catherine MacPhail' - The Bookseller 'Cathy MacPhail's novels are tuned to how teenagers talk and behave' - Times Educational Supplement 'This is a real page-tuner and will keep you full of suspense' - Guardian
Cathy MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her first novel, Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel Fighting Back, and a Royal Mail award for Roxy's Baby. Cathy MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being a mix of humour, with pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.