In the caged depths of an urban reservoir lives a monstrous creature. Its existence is unknown to anyone except the teenage boy who feeds it. Six years ago it. Beast. Ally Kennen, Author Push $ (p) ISBN The book’s central conflict revolves around the title beast, a crocodile given to. BEAST. by Ally Kennen. Age Range: 14 & up. BUY NOW FROM Captive in an iron cage near the local reservoir’s shore, the beast survives.

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Chas steals a truck with his friend – only for fun. He harbors a huge crocodilan beast, ferocious beat birth, bequeathed to him by his criminal father when Stephen was a child.


If it wasn’t for the fact this was the only book I had at the time, I never would have finished it. This article about a young adult novel of the s is a stub. We may imagine from the final scenes, that he has learnt enough from this experience, and that Stephen may grow up at least somewhat less broken than so many displaced children like him. All these elements brew together to create a somewhat gruesome but still compelling metaphorical story, sort of like a train wreck you can This bleak but gripping story paints teenager Stephen as an ultimate hard-luck case; he’s been shuffled around foster families and has a criminal record and an alcoholic father who lives in the woods.

In the first page he sets his stall out pretty clearly, with his worst-things-I’ve-done list, which includes theft, vandalism, arson and Wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered the first time. I don’t know what to even rate this book.


Refresh and try again. If you loved this, you might like these A highly recommended book for teenage boys and anyone who wants a book that will keep them absorbed from start to finish.

There’s tension and drama and mystery, and it was such a fun read! It looks really cool and it feels even better – like reptile skin. It has been shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award [1] and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Many of them aren’t just criminals, they’re criminal, but he tops the list with a murder he intends to commit.

I wish you a good read. He cannot think of any way to rid himself of the Beast except to kill it, an option that hurts the part of him that has developed paternal feelings toward the creature he has raised since infancy. I don’t remember that much so it couldn’t have been too good, but I remember the title and plot so it couldn’t have been too bad.

Want to Krnnen Currently Reading Read. Pretty bizarre story about a Stephen, teenage boy in foster care in England. Wikipedia in English 1 Beast Kennen novel. Aug 27, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: I wish I’d read this book a while ago.

The only thing separating them is a rusty cage.

kenenn In the kennnen page he sets his stall out pretty clearly, w I only discovered Ally Kennen’s books when the superb ‘Bullet Boys’ was released in January His current foster sister delights in making him look terrible, he works in the meat-packing industry, and I enjoyed it very much. I found Carol a lot more interesting, perhaps because I as a reader got actions and then read interpretations from them instead of being told everything.

Thanks for your message. Not really sure who I would recommend this to. Buy this book from Amazon. Scholastic Children’s Books, This book is abou Gulped it down in one sitting. Loved every bit of it! Dec 12, Amanda K rated it really liked it Shelves: He is a damaged youth with a pretty horrible family life and living in the foster system.


Booktrust Teenage Prize Shortlist Jun 03, Kara rated it liked it. Newer Post Older Post Home. For four years he has kept kwnnen terrifying creature locked kenjen in a remote hiding place.

I thought this because you dint know if the beast was gona escape the rusty cage or not. When it grows too big to keep he takes it to a reservoir where he is able to imprison it in a large cage.

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Dec 05, Jen Bojkov rated it liked it Shelves: The Man is from Chas’ home town in England. So yeah, I really liked it, totally worth a read! Not the most pleasant surroundings, if you hadn’t noticed. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Nov 12, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I was looking forward to reading it, and I was disappointed when I started it.