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Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Novel

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Novel

Set before the events of the TV series, this prequel novel follows Eleven's mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program.

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ISBN 9781780899619
Barcode 9781780899619
Published 19 February 2019 by Cornerstone
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Bond, Gwenda
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ISBN-13 9781780899619
ISBN-10 1780899610
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Century
Publication Date 19 February 2019
International Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bond, Gwenda
Category Adventure / Thriller
Horror & Ghost Stories
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 536g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 962285

Description of this Book

A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven's mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It's the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn't be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn't content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight-lipped researchers . . . and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover. But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory-and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr. Martin Brenner-lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she'll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn't know she exists-a young girl with unexplainable superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008. Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Martin Brenner have begun a different kind of war-one where the human mind is the battlefield.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A pacey, creepy book that does what any good prequel should: enhance the story it precedes... this is unmistakably Stranger Things... packs an emotional punch * SFX Magazine *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Gwenda Bond writes YA and children's fiction, among other things. Her novels include the Lois Lane series (Fallout, Double Down, Triple Threat), which brings the iconic comic book character front and center, and the Cirque American series (Girl on a Wire, Girl Over Paris, Girl in the Shadows), about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. She and her husband, Christopher Rowe, also co-write a middle grade series, the Supernormal Sleuthing Service. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Locus, and many other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their unruly pets. There are rumors she escaped from a screwball comedy, and she might have a journalism degree because of her childhood love of Lois Lane.

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