Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw

YA Book Prize 2019 Shortlisted

Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw


Fiona Shaw

David Fickling Books

The border's closed. No one can get into Scotland, just like no one can cross the Channel . . .

This is England and it's no longer a free country. The Government can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth. But Jake has escaped from his Academy orphanage, and he's got to get to Scotland with his dog, Jet. When the Outwalkers gang grabs him, they go off-grid while the government hunts for them. The closer they get to Scotland, the more dangerous it is. Because now, it's not only their own lives that are at stake . . .

Fiona Shaw wrote a memoir and four novels for adults before writing Outwalkers. She was just beginning a fifth adult novel when she had a dream about a boy trying to leave England. That dream, together with what she was reading in the news, was the start of Outwalkers. Fiona’s adult novel Tell it to the Bees will be released as a feature film in 2018. Find her on Twitter at @fionakshaw.