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Wave Riders



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Twins Jess and Jude Carter live a dream life sailing from one exotic destination to the next with their guardian, Gabriel. But after Gabe vanishes and a storm smashes up their lives, they’re left penniless and alone. When a wealthy, glamorous family offer them a home, everybody tells them they’re the luckiest children in the world. But the Blakeneys’ stately mansion is full of secrets – secrets that seem entangled with the twins’ own fate. As they race to uncover the truth, Jess and Jude must confront their deepest fears.

How do you solve a mystery when that mystery is you?

Wave Riders from Lauren St John is an exciting and compelling middle-grade tale of sailing, family and identity.

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Wave Riders:


lashings of plot, jeopardy and characters to love… the story has everything: suspense, sibling love, an eco-angle, a contested will and an admirable moral: nature and friendship trumps stuff — Alex O’Connell ― Times, Children’s Book of the Week Published On: 2021-06-12

Lauren St John at her very best… a gripping adventure across stormy seas, stately homes and boarding schools, with a fabulous plotted mystery at its core. I couldn’t put it down — Abi Elphinstone

Loved this absolute page turner. A classic adventure story with a strong environmental message and all the right animals — Hilary McKay

No one else writes adventure and mystery wrapped up in the wild world quite like Lauren St John. [I was] totally swept away by this thrilling eco adventure – clip your safety harness on and prepare for the ride… — Gill Lewis

a summer holiday in a book… unforgettably exciting — Piers Torday

Lauren St John is the queen of adventure novels for 9-12 year olds — Alex O’Connell ― Times Published On: 2021-06-12

by the always excellent Lauren St John — Fiona Noble ― Bookseller

grips you from the first page to the last… a brilliant and incredibly satisfying adventure. — Jane Etheridge, FCBG

a brilliant mystery about twins who are sailing around the world when their guardian disappears. This story is gripping and original and I had no idea which way it was going to turn. — Charlotte Eyre

About the Author

Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, Africa, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe series. At seventeen, she spent a year working in the UK as a veterinary nurse before becoming a sports and music journalist. Dead Man’s Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin Mysteries series, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of the Kat Wolfe series. A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and founder of the Authors4Oceans anti-plastics campaign. When not writing or rescuing leopards, she is a full-time valet to her not-in-the-least-demanding Bengal cat, Max.

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Weight600 g
Dimensions24 × 18 × 5 cm
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