The best book I ve read in agesAt its surface, The Fallen Children is a pacy, gripping, intriguing superhero origin story, but beneath that, it s a poignant examination of the extent to which modern society spits on its young adults Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire and Radio Silence A powerful and disturbing new take on an original classic Tim Bowler, award winning author of River Boy Engrossing, unusual, and unpatronising SFX magazine Read The Fallen Children if you d like less middle class kidlit, allegorical commentary on society and teens, and dead good books Non Pratt THE FALLEN CHILDREN is ATTACK THE BLOCK meets VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and feels like the London I know It s very cool Juno Dawson An ingenious twist on a classic Surprisingly tender and moving, completely convincing and gripping Kiran Millwood Hargrave Owen examines teenage credibility, mob mentality and how love, or the lack of it, shapes any kind of life This is a riveting refashioning of a science fiction classic the GuardianInspired by The Midwich Cuckoos, The Fallen Children is a gripping science fiction meets real world story of the teenagers who, during one inexplicable Nightout , have their futures snatched away by circumstances beyond their control It is a story of violation, of judgement, and of young people who must fight to defy what is expected of them