Bedlam

Publisher: Marion Lloyd

Review

16-year-old Lexi Juby has been packed off to stay with her cold mother and her creepy boyfriend, Owen, in Bewlea. When Lexi discovers an abandoned asylum in the local forest, little does she realise the sequence of events that are about to unfold.

Those who have read Berserk will know that the Juby family, are not exactly law-abiding – but Lexi calls upon reserves of strength and bravery she doesn’t know she has to help the homeless boy she finds in the grounds of the asylum and protect him from the mysterious grudge Owen has against him.

This book not only explores a teenager coming to terms with her dysfunctional family but also raises questions about the plight of asylum seekers in this country. Readers will be gripped from start to finish by this dramatic and compelling book.

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