Michela knows the law - everyone must wear a peace maker device at all times, and it must never be tampered with. Non-agression is her society's founding principle, and the peace maker means by which is it enforced. But Michela is desperate to experience the full range of human emotions in her own fantasy world of books and games, and the peace maker is the only thing stopping her.
Malorie Blackman was the 8th UK Children's Laureate and is one of the UK's highest profile authors for teenagers and young adults. She has won the Children's Book Award and a raft of other prizes and is the force behind the annual YALC event.