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Blindside

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A tragic but ultimately uplifting story about one boy overcoming obstacles. Pete's a brilliant runner but his dreams of athletic stardom are shattered when he is in a horrific accident. Holed up in a hospital bed, Pete learns some life lessons from the people on the ward. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

An emotionally challenging and beautifully written drama that confronts the messiness of life head-on. Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom – but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

RRP: £7.99 Out of stock

ISBN

978-1-78112-464-2

Publication Date

02-01-2015

Format

Paperback

Pages

112 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A tragic but ultimately uplifting story about one boy overcoming obstacles. Pete's a brilliant runner but his dreams of athletic stardom are shattered when he is in a horrific accident. Holed up in a hospital bed, Pete learns some life lessons from the people on the ward. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

An emotionally challenging and beautifully written drama that confronts the messiness of life head-on. Pete's a brilliant runner and dreams of athletic stardom – but fate intervenes. Pete is blindsided when he is involved in a horrific bike collision and his whole life is knocked off course. Stuck in a hospital bed and lamenting the loss of his mobility as well as his shattered dreams, the other people on his ward help Pete see that giving up on life is not the answer. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Author

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers was a teacher of English before he became an author, publisher and writer on reading and literature. He is best known for the sequence of YA novels that began with Breaktime in 1978 and concluded with This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn, published in 2005. He has won the Carnegie Medal and the hugely prestigious international Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Gloucestershire.