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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192


A brilliant novel about friendship, courage and loss

Derwent Drive was known as the Speed Creep. A continual chain of Dashes into Blind. We'd all heard the story about the Creeper who dropped Blind into a garden, only to discover he was standing in a dog pound. It was also the longest creep; twenty-five houses all in a row, no bends, no kinks. And no Creeper had ever done the lot. But Jamie and I reckoned we could do it. Jamie was the best Creeper around. He was the best Buddie you could have. And he was mine. Ever heard about 'creeping' before? Probably not. Nobody really talks about it. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It does. Creeping over back fences all the way down a street without getting caught; without being hurt. It happens more than you might think. It's probably happening somewhere tonight.

  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Keith Gray

Keith was born and brought up in Grimsby and knew from an early age that he wanted to be a writer. When he received 0% for his accountancy exams he decided to pursue his dream.

Since then, he has gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize and reviews regularly for the Guardian.

Keith is now a full-time writer living in Edinburgh.

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Praise for Creepers

Keith Gray has rapidly established himself as a well-regarded author of contemporary fiction for younger adults.


'An excellent read.'

YARN (Sheffield)

A powerful and original young writer. By the time I'd finished the book, I wanted to go on a Creep myself.

Gillian Cross

One can't help thinking that if there were more wirters like Keith Gray, more teenagers would read

The Glasgow Herald

Engaging and original

Robert Swindells

Creepers is full-on excitement...Entertaining, sharp characters, lots of fun.


This book tackles adolescence head on; it deals with themes of friendship and loss, bullying and revenge.


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