David Hofmeyr

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Stone Rider

book | Fiction | 2015
World → Penguin
US → Delacorte Press

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...

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USA & Canada (Delacorte, Random House US)

Brazil (Objetiva)

Germany (DTV)

Russia (AST)

Latvia (Jumava)

Poland (Foksal)


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Stone Rider

"David's powerful, muscular writing gripped me from the first chapter. His evocation of the unforgiving landscape of Blackwater is so clear and visceral that I can almost feel the grit under my fingernails." 

Ben Horslen
The Bookseller

"Gory moments are balanced by majestic ones in a novel about self-preservation and reclaiming one’s humanity amid brutality."

Publisher's Weekly

This futuristic Western oozes atmosphere and attitude.

The Bookseller
Full Review

“think Mad Max for a younger generation” 

Jodie Brooks
School Librarian Journal
Full Review

"A new classic that will appeal to most reluctant readers."

Jodie Brooks
School Librarian Journal
Full Review

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