Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Recommended by Rosie Shaw (@rosieshaw44)

Form and genre: novel – historical thriller

Length: 244 pages

Summary: A gun. Alaska in the goldrush. Snow. An isolated cabin, a father’s death, a 14 year old boy and a stranger at the door. What does the stranger want and how does an old revolver fit into this tense historical thriller?

Age recommendation and challenging content: Attempted rape scene. Death. Would recommend for Year 8.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Use of flashback structure. Suspense. Thriller genre. Good for descriptive writing tasks using flashback and plot devices.