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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141354439
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

Stone Rider




Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. 

The Hunger Games meets The Road in a stunning debut novel from a powerful new voice in YA fiction. *Shortlisted for the Branford Boase award 2016*
Adam Stone wants freedom and peace.
He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood.
Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider, Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.
The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.
And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything . . .
'Pacy and gripping, with echoes of Mad Max and a dash of Brave New World.' Sally Green, author of Half Bad
%%%The Hunger Games meets The Road in a stunning debut novel from a powerful new voice in YA fiction.



Adam Stone wants freedom and peace.

He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood.



Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider, Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.



The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.


And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything . . .


'Pacy and gripping, with echoes of Mad Max and a dash of Brave New World.' Sally Green, author of Half Bad
%%%The Hunger Games meets The Road in a stunning debut novel from a powerful new voice in YA fiction.
Adam Stone wants freedom and peace.
He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood.
Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider, Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.
The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.
And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything . . .
'Pacy and gripping, with echoes of Mad Max and a dash of Brave New World.' Sally Green, author of Half Bad

  • Pub date: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141354439
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David Hofmeyr

David Hofmeyr was born in South Africa and lives between London and Paris. In 2012 he was a finalist in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition and in 2013 he graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. He works as a Planner for Ogilvy & Mather in the UK. Stone Rider is his first novel.

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