The Chrysalids (Penguin Modern Classics)

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9780141801926: The Chrysalids (Penguin Modern Classics)

In the community of Waknut, it is believed that mutants are the products of the Devil and must be stamped out. When David befriends a girl with a slight abnormality, he begins to understand the nature of fear and oppression. When he develops his own deviation, he must learn to conceal his secret.

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Perfect timing, astringent humour . . . One of the few authors whose compulsive readability is a compliment to the intelligence ( Spectator)

Remains fresh and disturbing in an entirely unexpected way ( Guardian)

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Connection Series
‘Connections will leave a legacy for youth theatre groups everywhere. The collections should be enthusiastically received in the classroom.’ Times Educational Supplement

Connections is a new series of challenging and entertaining playscripts for 11-19s, commissioned by the Royal National Theatre and written by professional playwrights. Each books contains reference details for online educational resources for teachers and youth group leaders, as well as Royal National Theatre website information where details of past productions and interviews with authors can be accessed.

If we hope to have discerning practitioners and audiences tomorrow we must ensure that work of quality is available to young people now. Connections provides that quality.

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