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Who Wrote It?

Before becoming a writer Alex Scarrow was a rock guitarist pursuing record deals for 10 years. Following this he worked in the computer games industry as a games designer. He published his first book with Orion in 2006 and has written several thrillers as well as the award winning teen series Time Riders. He lives with his family in Norwich.  Remade is the first book of a new series.

What's It About?

Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school when rumours of an unidentified virus in Africa begin to fill the news. Within a week the virus hits London. The siblings witness people turning to liquid before their eyes, and they run for their lives. A month after touching Earth's atmosphere the virus has assimilated the world's biomass.

But the virus isn't their only enemy, and survival is just the first step...

Fact File

He has a yappy Jack Russell called Max.

In his spare time he snowboards, sails and writes music.

His brother Simon Scarrow is a successful author too.

To find out more about Alex Scarrow visit his website www.alexscarrow.com or follow him on Twitter: @AlexScarrow

Your Reviews

Hifza from Allerton Grange :

I give this book a 5 out of 5 . It was really scary and fun to read . I loved how the story was a matter of life and death . It scared me , but i really liked it,i would recommend it to anyone who would like scary books. It had suspense, and tension . It really hooked me into reading more and more everyday.

Hifza gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Maddie from Roundhay school:

I would give this book a four and a half stars because I hate loved it. It scared me half to death at parts but I loved the adventure. Not for the faint hearted and squeamish you have to be brave to dive into Leon's horrific tale of heartbreak and survival

Maddie gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

David from The Co-operative Academy of Leeds:

A great book both bone-chilling and enjoying book about Leon having to a survive a deadly virus with human intelligence

David gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

alicia from leeds east academy:

love the detail and how the virus is described. lots of twist and turns which I like

alicia gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Teja from The Cooperative academy of leeds:

Very mysterious and I was very enthusiastic about reading this gory actions packed book.

Teja gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Hannah from King James's School:

I loved this book because I found that the way the virus was described was phenomenally easy to picture in your head. It was very effective as a horror story and would be really good as a film (please!!).

The main character, Leon was easy to relate to and I really sympathised with the hardships and problems that he and his sister, Grace faced.

I found the ending satisfying. It was chilling that this is something that could happen in real life - it was described so vividly.

Hannah gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Harriet from King James's School:

Horrific, disgusting, tragic, frightening, gruesome, twisted, too real, depressing, repulsive, scientific, vile disease.

Harriet gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Sam from King James's school:

I have now read all the books on the 11-14 list and this has got to be one of the best. The graphic description of the gruesome events in this book are incredible, I felt like I had been pulled into the book and could experience these events first hand. There are several twists in the story and I was not expecting any of them. I think this is a very powerful book and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a frightening read.

Sam gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Esme from King James's School:

This book is a thrilling, disturbing and gripping story. I was engaged throughout and really emphasised with Leon as the book was written accessibly with his feelings screaming out in all the pages, visually with none of the gory parts left out! The idea that they were meant to be in a safe place sheltered from the disaster of the world but even there, there was danger and unrest. It was very well written book in all aspects however it isn't my personal preference in relation to the topic.

Esme gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Poppy from Leeds West Academy:

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Personally this is a book that I wouldn't normally read but I quite enjoyed it is a book full of plot twists which were a shock. I would recommend this to certain people.

Poppy gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Rhianna from Corpus Christi Catholic College :

I was not looking forward to read this book when I first saw it on the shortlist however I couldn't of been more wrong. The book hooked me from the begging, the descriptive language was graphic but definitely helped to set the scene and immerse me into the story.

The storyline was amazing and I loved that they were ordinary people like us that had no clue towards concerning the virus. It made it relatable but also very realistic which made it even more terrifying.

Rhianna gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Thomas from Royds High School:

This book had an intriguing star and built up the virus slowly and gave a clear explanation of what the symptoms where. After his dad texted him about the virus, it got much more intense and gory. When the train ride came that's when it was most intense and you could just imagine everyone hemorrhaging and begging to get past, it made you feel very bad for them!

Thomas gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Oliwia from Cardinal Heenan High School:

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK.At first I did not really understand it,but as I read on I started to love it.It was interesting about the virus,and how it was 'like flakes' as Leo or Leon discribed.

Oliwia gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

ALANIS from THE RUTH GORSE ACCADEMY:

THIS BOOK WAS NOT THE BOOK I WOULD HAVE NORMALLY CHOOSE AS I DIDN'T ENJOY IT. THIS BOOK I THINK IS GRUESOME AND GORY THAT I THINK TEENAGE BOYS WILL LOVE.

ALANIS gave Remade 1 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Leah from Ruth Gorse :

I didn't like this book because I normally don't choose horror I more like fantasy more so this would not be a book I would recommend

Leah gave Remade 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Alex from King James's school:

This was a remarkable book as it is the only book that I have never finished. At about half way I had to stop, but that was no reflection on the incredible writing. The thing that I struggled with was not the graphic description or the gory deaths. My issue was because I want to become a doctor when I am older and medical science fascinates me, so the thing that troubled me was the fact that I couldn't think of any explaination to how it could be cured or any possible way of us surviving and that is a doctors worst nightmare and that is why this book is winning material!

Alex gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Ella from Bruntcliffe Academy:

This outstanding story will undoubtedly give you Goosebumps. It is a fascinating book to read, and fans of the horror genre will definitely love it. It's plot is original and well thought out, and the way this book was written made you feel as though you were right there with the characters. The many twists and turns for the story line are intriguing and thought provoking. A truly marvellous book.

Ella gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

kyle from leeds west:

although I haven't read the book to full completion (which I will)the book was brilliant so far the start of the book was depressing. I was scared of the virus , what if it happened in real life?!?!?!?!?!?!

people who were contaminated of the virus died with in the hour !

at the start leon (the main person) had a different accent to the over people and they were made fun of him because of it . his mum and dad moved to the uk, and in his new collage he met a new friend

amazing book

kyle gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Tabbie from King James's School:

I didn't enjoy this book as I don't like gruesome descriptions of illness and death- of which there is numerous in this book. However, I do think that it is a very intriguing story and it sucked me straight in. If you do enjoy gruesome things, then this would be a great book to read.

The way that the characters were simply normal people who are living in he same world as us and we're completely blindsided by this virus made it so much more relatable and altogether far more terrifying.

I also liked the way that although Leon was exceptionally lucky, he wasn't an invincible hero and bad things did happen to him and the people close to him.

Tabbie gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Max from Bruntcliffe Academy:

The Ending Was A Big Plot-Twist And Very... Weird. The Story Line Was Really Exiting. The End Confused Me For A While

Max gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

charlotte from bruntcliffe academy:

i really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to many people. I t5haught it was amazing!

charlotte gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

millie from bruntcliffe academy:

This book was interesting and very thrilling because the virus was quite scary and made you think of if it happened in real life .

millie gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

brooklyn from bruntclife acadamy:

the book had lots of detail and it inspired me to read more and more.

brooklyn gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

louis from bruntcliffe:

I rated it a five because it has a lot of interesting things in it. it is a really enjoyable book to read in a big group and to read between everyone so that everybody knows what is going on in the book

louis gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Josh from Bruntcliffe Academy:

I gave this a 4 out of 5 because I liked how it included real life issues. However one thing I didn't like about this book is that it included a bad language meaning that it has way too many swear words in it

Josh gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Maz from Ruth gorse:

I loved this book it had a great cliff hanger at the end and I love horror books I'm writing one right now

Maz gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Rookhsar from The Ruth Gorse Academy:

This book is a unique book that I have never ready before. It's terrifying , luring and a new story.

Rookhsar gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Enoch from The Rush Gorse Acadamy:

its a gruesome and gory book that I would advise to all boys

Enoch gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Amelia from the Ruth Gorse Acadmey:

The book was very interesting but sad at the same time because at the start it was talking about a dead dog and the sad part was when it sad the last whine. The dog died I was upset and the interesting part was a teen boy who was never cut out to be a hero and a promise to a dying mother to protect a younger sister - no matter what. Remade is a terrifying new thriller from Alex Scarrow

I would give this a 5 star because I like books that have adventure and mystery

Amelia gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Zahra from Allerton Grange School:

This book made me cry. Its really interesting and has some sience facts inside. It was really emotional and is my new faveourite book!

Zahra gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

anya from benton park :

this book had loads of detale and it was scary at times but it was very exiting

anya gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Troy from Leeds West Academy:

I love this book, this has a perfect mix of spookiness and adventure, the main character has a perfect beginning story and he has a brill personality defiantly relatable and I love this book. One of my favourites.

Troy gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Ellie from Leeds West Academy :

This book was extremely well written, just as it starts to calm down it hits you with another plot twist. The results of every problem are completely unexpected and I recommend to anyone who loves a thriller!

Ellie gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Chloe from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

I liked the plot of the story and it was very interesting.

Chloe gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Helly from Royds:

This was a very fascinating book, that has a world of it's own. It was very unique and I really liked it. It was quite disgusting and gross at points, but that made the book all the more better. It was really clever how the author actually used really complicated science in the book and didn't just rant on about some rubbish. This book was about a virus that spreads around the world and kills almost all of man kind. The main character, Leon, has to look after his sister Grace and his mum Jennifer. The story was really sad and so was the ending, but it was awesome!

Helly gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Amelie from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

This book was really good it hooked my all the way through but it was quite scary at times. Recomend to anyone who loves great thrillers.

Amelie gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Phoebe from King James's School:

This book was incredible because all the characters seemed realistic but also completely unique. I loved the way the virus seemed to creep up on everything and even though it was gory I think it was explained in a really realistic way. My favourite character was Freya because she was so normal and knew 100 percent right from wrong. However I hate Dave with a passion even though I think that he isn't completely in his right mind. But the thing I liked most was how to me the virus symbolised fear because it isolates you and makes it impossible to escape. This is the best book I've read so far on the younger category.

Phoebe gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Olivia from Royds:

Personally, I think that this book is amazing. The twists and turn throughout the book adds a very ominous effect. The characters have the right amount of detail and the book doesn't give too much information about them straight away. This book was a very good read however not for the faint hearted!

Olivia gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Aliesha from Royds:

I found this book thrilling, it gripped me from the first chapter. This was unique and had an original story line and theme.I would recommend this book to ages 10+ due to its gory story line.

Aliesha gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

River from Royds:

This book follows the life of a young boy, and how his life is affected by a virus. This book is directed at people who enjoy gory descriptions. Personally, I did not enjoy this book, as it was not in a style I find intriguing. However, there a people who I would recommend it to, such as people who enjoy violence.

River gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Jessica from King James's School:

I found this book a little bit disturbing, especially when they were in the shop. I found it quite hard to read because of how it was set in this country. However I did like the plot because it was very different, and I have never read any other book like this. All in all this is a good read if you like the gruesome and horror genre.

Jessica gave Remade 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Jake from Royds:

A brilliant book that had me gripped from the start. Every so often, a chapter would show how the virus had affected across the world. Extremely gory, which made the book even better for me! I would definetely recommened this book, although it's not for the faint-hearted!

Jake gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Harry from Garforth Academy:

The reason I enjoyed this book is because it left an air of mysteriousness. The lore of the book series seems to be very similar to that of the popular indie horror game series Five Nights at Freddy's, also known as FNAF or FN@F.

Harry gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Rebecca from Royds School:

This book was quite gory but it was still very thrilling. It was realy intense but was not for me.

Rebecca gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Jessica from Benton Park School:

At first,I thought i wouldn't like the book because the cover presented the book to be very gory and almost like a horror.However i think the gory details make the book what it is and you would not be able to fully understand the characters feelings and panic without them. I think the idea of the virus is very creative and makes the book very interesting.

Jessica gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Meah from Guiseley High:

this book was not for me. although i like many horror books i found it hard to get into it until about halfway. the descriptions were extremely good, maybe even too good as they mostly described dead bodies and flesh. i was enjoying it until the story line got a bit far fetched on the last chapter but others might like it.

Meah gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Jake from Corpus Christi Catholic Collage:

At first I found the book awful because of the bad language and swearing also the story was hard to get into and understand. Then I read on and found the book ok it became addictive and I read on to the end even though I didn't like it.

Jake gave Remade 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Gabrielle from Royds:

This book is really interesting I like how Alex Scarrow has described the events in the book and come up with concept of the deadly virus spreading.Personally,I believe Scarrow has used many interesting techniques in order to build suspense and tension throughout the book.I also like how Scarrow has chosen the chapters in the book by going to different events in different chapters.The book is about a boy named Leon who has no friends after he and his family moved to England from the states.His sister Grace is getting on really well however, when their mum dies it's up to Leon to look after his younger sister as he promises to his dying mother.I really enjoyed reading this book as it has pushed me out of my comfort zone and challenged me more to finish the book.I would recommend this book for a twelve year old as I believe it would challenge them as much as myself.As it's amazing to read and find out what happens in the end of this amazing book.

Gabrielle gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Tom from ...:

I do not like scary books. At one part I literally through the book onto the floor( which was a bad idea since I had to search for the page so I would not recommend thoroughgoing your book)!

Tom gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Tom from King James's School:

I really enjoyed this book although it was very gory. The fact that the author can make people such as myself find the book disgusting is a magnificent feat in itself because it shows just how descriptive the book is. If this was made into a film I would bet on the end result being very similar to the image in my head. Overall I very much enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes post apocalyptic themes.

Tom gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Vanessa from Corpus Christi:

This book was one of the best books I've ever read! It included thrilling action scenes, sad times and loads of jam-packed storylines. I loved every second reading it, I couldn't put it down. Definitely in my top 5 favourite books. This is the best book I've read so far!

Vanessa gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray.

Arthur from King James's:

From a scientific standpoint this book is fascinating, pondering the depths of limitless possibilities of an unknown pathogen, fast forwarding evolution a million times. I found I could relate with Leon who was already struggling with problems in his own life and how he had to grow through traumatic events to help his sister to survive. Although I do love this book it confuses me how this is in 11-14.

Arthur gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Icarus Show by Sally Christie.

Vanessa from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN AGES!!! Loved every single part of it. Every moment was intense and stopped me breathing at some points. Honestly, this is my favourite one so far only got 1 book left now and I'm sure it'll never beat this one.

Vanessa gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

magnus from Roundhay high-school:

It was a gory and exciting book.It took me a few chapters to get into the book but as soon as I did it took me a few days to finish it!I felt like the ending was rushed and could have been amazing if more time was spent but apart from that it was great!!!

magnus gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Dan from Prince Henrys Grammar School:

I'm not a fan of horror fiction but those who like it will love this book. I found it difficult to finish as it is horrifically gory. From a scientific perspective it is interesting to see how the virus grows so quickly, but this is far from a comfortable read.

Dan gave Remade 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Marinelle from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

Oh my goodness. This book was amazing! It got me on the edge of my seat, eager to read more. It was very intense, and I loved every part of it. You get very attached to the characters.

(This book is described in the 3rd person)

Marinelle gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Caitlin from Cardinal Hennan Catholic High School:

I found this book very interesting. It was gory yet fun. I loved the detail that the author used and I would highly recommend this for those who like good books!!!!!

Caitlin gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Millie from King james's school:

This is definitely not my type of book yet when I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I still can't get over the fact what happened to Grace after all that but I really liked it. It made me start to think what I would do in this situation and it made me kind of scared thinking about what would happen if this was real.I think its definitely a book to read and it made me want to read more of this type of book.

Millie gave Remade 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Daniel from Cardinal Heenan:

I didn't hate this book it was alright but it is really a book that is not my style to me it was kind of a sci-fi book but it was alright do recommend it to any doctor who fans my favourite part was finding out about the virus. besides all that it was a pretty good book over all

Daniel gave Remade 3 out of 5 and now plans to read A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.

Elisha from Cardinal Heenan high school :

It's not my sort of book.. But it is very adventurous

Elisha gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.

Elisha from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:

It's a great book,even though it has some swearing in it.

Elisha gave Remade 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Death or Ice Cream? by Gareth P Jones.