The Upper World

The Upper World

Summary

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2022*

'A superbly original debut' -
Guardian

'A time-twisting, mind-bending thrill ride . . . I loved it!' - Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

'Impossible to put down' - The Independent

ONE GLIMPSE OF A TERRIFYING FUTURE.
ONE CHANCE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING.


After suffering a knock to the head, 15-year-old Esso experiences a chilling vision: that night he will witness the violent deaths of everyone he knows. He writes off the out-of-body experience as a strange dream - until a series of frightening coincidences prove that the vision is just hours away from coming true.

There is only one person who can help him rewrite the future.

The trouble is, she hasn't been born yet . . .


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE STARRING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER DANIEL KALUUYA

'A rollercoaster of a story . . . Orangeboy with an Inception-style twist.' - Kat Ellis

'Ambitious and highly addictive' - The Bookseller


'This is a book I will return to time and time again' - Caleb Femi

'So happy this exists' - Daniel Kaluuya, Academy Award-winning actor

Reviews

  • 'A startlingly original thriller . . . one of the most compelling debuts of the year'
    The Observer

About the author

Femi Fadugba

Femi Fadugba has a Master's degree from Oxford University where he published in Quantum Physics and subsequently studied as a Thouron Scholar at University of Pennsylvania. Femi has worked as a science tutor as well in solar energy and consulting. He currently lives between Peckham, London and Baltimore, USA. THE UPPER WORLD is his first book.
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