Stone Cold

Stone Cold It s like parachuting Get the first jump over and it becomes routine but you mustn t get complacent Check your parachute every time Homeless on the streets of London year old Link feels he has be

  • Title: Stone Cold
  • Author: Robert Swindells
  • ISBN: 9780435124687
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stone Cold

    It s like parachuting Get the first jump over and it becomes routine, but you mustn t get complacent Check your parachute every time Homeless on the streets of London, 16 year old Link feels he has become an invisible outcast When he meets streetwise Ginger, life becomes bearable and he learns the tricks of survival But when Ginger goes missing, Link feels a sic It s like parachuting Get the first jump over and it becomes routine, but you mustn t get complacent Check your parachute every time Homeless on the streets of London, 16 year old Link feels he has become an invisible outcast When he meets streetwise Ginger, life becomes bearable and he learns the tricks of survival But when Ginger goes missing, Link feels a sickening sense of foreboding

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    1. Alannah Clarke

      My sister was talking about this book along with others she had done for her GCSE English and English Language course, among the books she had, this appeared to interest me most. Probably because it was one that I have not read before, even while I was going through my GCSEs. The novella gripped me from the first page, I automatically began to feel sorry for the character Link as he ended up homeless through a bad situation at home like many other people in the United Kingdom today. Reading this [...]

    2. Olivia

      I read some of this with school. Normally when you read books with school you never finish them and they always tend to be quite boring. Well according to my stereotype i did never finish it but it wasnt actually that boring, although in some parts iI'm not gonna lie were boring. Me and my friend were just dreading the idea of having to get this book out and read yet another chapter. In the end though we agreed that it was in actual fact wasn't as bad as we initially thought.I'd say that interes [...]

    3. BeaAlex

      The only reason I found that this book exist is because I had to read it for English class.The story is about a young boy, Link, who leaves his home, because of his step-father and starts living on the streets in London. There he meets Ginger an older man who teaches him tricks for a better survival on the streets. After that we meet a new character, Shelter, who is a discharged Sergeant - Major who after he is chucked out he makes his life's purpose in "cleaning the streets" from the homeless p [...]

    4. Megan

      I read this book with my english class at school and it seemed like a very good book at first. Then we started to learn more about Shelter and his evil mind, i felt that i was more interested in what happened with him then Link and the others. i also felt that the ending was very rushed, i wish it had gone in to more detail about Shelter being arrested and Gail life, and maybe a more darker story line.

    5. ♔Umayyah♔

      Read this is school. This book was boring and if it hadn't been for school I wouldn't have read it. I didn't look forward to reading the book and it made the schoolwork that much worse because there wasn't much to write about.I don't know why this book was picked especially because there was the option to choose other books that were definitely better.

    6. Joanna Eaton

      Had to read this for school, it was okay but nothing special, a pretty boring storyline with an extremely annoying main character. I wouldnt re comend reading this out of choice.

    7. Sam Arnold

      I was thinking of saying every single teenager should read this book. After consideration I think every single person should read this book. This book follows the fate of homeless teen Link. The book describes homelessness through Link’s eyes and explains the plight of these homeless youngsters in graphic factual detail. Facts that everyone should consider. This book will definitely make me think twice next time I walk past a homeless person.

    8. Lör K.

      Within Stone Cold Swindells writes about a young man, homeless on the streets of London, struggling to get by day to day. The book follows Link through the dangers of living on the streets, and really opens your eyes to what living on the streets is like.The writing haunts me, the experiences Link goes through still haunts me, ever since I read it back in Year 8. This book is well written, and the words seem to embed themselves in your mind, never leaving you alone, even years after you've read [...]

    9. Jemma

      I don't want to ruin the ending of this book; but it did take a while to get there. Swindells' chopping and changing of the characters was good; as Swindells had used two fonts to distinguish the two different characters. I also like the way it was written in the First Person. I found that the first half of the novel was rather slow paced and there was not much action occurring within the pages; however, I understand that this was in create the world and explain why the characters were the way t [...]

    10. Reetta Saine

      Swindellsin kirjat ovat loistavaa vinkkauskamaa, vaikka ilmestymisvuodet keikkuvatkin ysärillä. Jännitys/kauhuelementit, lyhyt sivumäärä ja nopealukuisuus tekevät näistä helposti lähestyttäviä heikommallekin lukijalle.Kivikovat kadut kertoo Linkistä, Lontooseen muuttaneesta asunnottomasta teinistä ja muista katujen muksuista. Elämä on kovaa, sitä kuvataan kohtuullisen realistisesti - samoin kuin Linkin edeltävää elämää. Kaduilla kulkee myös Shelter, jolla on Ratkaisu kodi [...]

    11. Matthew Evers

      It wasn't spectacular but it was better than I expected. The book really shines a light on how the homeless live their everyday lives and it makes you wonder what you would do in the same situation. Would've prefered a happier ending, but like this book teaches us, life just ain't fair is it?

    12. Aimee

      I had to read this for uni and while it wasn't my thing I liked the chapters from Shelters POV and I definitely didn't see the plot twist with Gail coming which I liked. If I read this sort of book and didn't HAVE to read it I may have enjoyed it more.

    13. Amy Constantine

      I read this about 11 years ago for school - thought it was amazing. I reread it, not as amazing as it was back in school but still enjoyable!

    14. Will Tetley

      Do you ever walk past a homeless person sitting on the side of the street and wonder to yourself how they feel or what is going through their mind? Well Stone Cold written by Robert Swindells is a novel about exactly that. Swindells is a multi-award winning English author. His other popular books include Room 13, Brother in the Land and Nightmare Stairs. Stone Cold is one of his most popular novels and has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal.Stone Cold starts off when Link (not his real name but [...]

    15. Jon Margetts

      Swindells' book is relatively rote in its portrayal of life on the streets as a homeless youth, with coverage of the majority of expected themes: society, family, poverty, death, friendship, causes and dangers of homelessness. Most conspicuously missing are narcotics or alcohol (only alluded to a couple of times, if I remember correctly) - which is odd considering other more explicit material - prostitution and theft, for example - are addressed. At 132 pages long, such deeper explorations would [...]

    16. Charlotte

      This book was not what I was expecting. Link's narrative was achingly raw and brutally honest but it was Shelter's Daily Routine Orders that fascinated me. I loved the insanity pitch and his justification for murder. That sounds grim I know, but it's rare that I come across a motive for killing in fiction that hasn't been done before in one variation or another. I really felt like Swindells put me inside Shelter's head, right down to his reasoning regarding Sappho and patterns. 'Stone Cold' cert [...]

    17. Nikhil Suri

      very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good. so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so many narrative techniques are used in the book.SPOILER ALERT:EVERYONE DIESI REPEAT EVERYONE DIESLINK DIESgood job Robert Swindellsthe book was amazing

    18. msBookLand

      I read this book in my English class and mostly enjoyed it. This book shows the reality of living on the streets form a young persons perspective, which is so interesting and unfortunately relevant. But I didn't like the writing style I can't pin point exactly why but the writing seemed lacking the whole way through the book. I am glad I got to read this book, and I recommend it as it's a great book and makes you think differently, but I wasn't a fan of the actual writing 🤗

    19. CJ

      Stone Cold thoroughly deserved to win the Carneige Award and I am glad that it did. The suspense never drops and Powell weilds sentence structure and form to this end. The ending is powerful too - Powell concludes the narrative without allowing the reader too much closure or distance from Link. A feat.

    20. Mat Davies

      I read this book at school. I must have been 14 or so. Then I read it today. An 18 year gap is quite considerable. I think it is a cool book to read at school. There are some good themes explored through Link and Shelter - and a twist that is ahead of its time in terms of the role of the media. I have a positive opinion of this short, albeit fast faced book.

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