Underdogs: Uprising

By Chris Bonnello

The popular and groundbreaking Underdogs series reaches its grand finale in an apocalyptic showdown.

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The Underdogs series, hailed as “hugely popular” by The Guardian and much-loved within the neurodiversity community and beyond, reaches its final novel.

Thirteen months of war have taken a devastating toll on the Underdogs, and the outlook for the wider world looks bleak. Their fight is no longer about freeing the British population, but rather guaranteeing the survival of humanity, and the Underdogs as always do not have the numbers on their side.

But, thanks to their relentless efforts and painful sacrifices, Nicholas Grant is now in a position where he could be defeated. The weakened survivors of the Underdogs have a chance to capitalise on their achievements throughout the war but, struggling and bereaved, there are many internal challenges for them to overcome before they even reach New London, and begin their all-or-nothing ascent to Floor A.

Underdogs: Uprising brings the Great British Rebellion to a close. All the long-standing issues throughout the series are set to be resolved: not least the relationship between Shannon and her father, the vendetta between Ewan West and Oliver Roth, and the fate of James Arrowsmith. The characters’ journeys reach their conclusion against the backdrop of an apocalyptic showdown, with the fate of the human population at stake.

As always, the series remains suitable for both younger readers and adults, regardless of their understanding of special needs or neurodiversity.

This is the page for Book Four in the Underdogs series. There are options to buy the whole series together on this page, but for those who want them alone, ordering links can be found at https://chrisbonnello.com/ordering.

For those who have read the series so far, we hope you enjoy reading its explosive conclusion.

Admirably unusual, and serves real purpose. Bonnello writes with furious energy, and is writing the books that teenagers might relate to. 
The Guardian

A fantastic twist on dystopia, with edge-of-your-seat thrills and unlikely heroes... I loved it.
Michael Grant, author of the Gone series

 A singular achievement -- a taut, thrilling, fully-rendered vision of dystopia. Bonnello's pacing and action will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes

A filmic, page-turning, edge-of-the-seat dystopian masterpiece. Bonnello’s insights into his neurodivergent cast are especially acute.
Patience Agbabi, author of the Leap Cycle series, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Image credits: Design by Mecob. Images: © Shutterstock.com.

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    Chris Bonnello

    Chris Bonnello is an award-winning writer and an international speaker, also a novelist and a teacher in specialist education. He is the author of the Underdogs series of neurodiverse war novels, and the writer behind autisticnotweird.com. His diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome came at the age of 25, after growing up believing himself to just have – as documented on official forms by a professional educational psychologist – a “slightly odd personality”.


    Bonnello launched Autistic Not Weird in April 2015, a venture which has seen him attract 150,000 Facebook followers and nearly three million website hits, and delivering speaking engagements as far away as India and Sydney Opera House. His first three Underdogs novels were crowdfunded through Unbound and were enthusiastically received by readers worldwide, especially in the special needs and disability communities. The second book was a joint runner-up for The Guardian’s 2020 Not The Booker Prize.


    Bonnello passed his master’s degree in Creative Writing with distinction, graduating in December 2017. He was also the winner of the Top Journalist and Online Social Media categories at the 2017 and 2018 Autism Hero Awards, and most recently received the award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum at the National Diversity Professionals Awards in 2019.


    His personality remains slightly odd.

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