November's Reading Power Book Club: Dead Ends - Erin Lange
It will also be the book discussed at the next Reading Power Book Club meeting on Saturday 6th December 2014 in the teen zone (under the stairs on Level 2) at 11am.
The Guardian said of Dead Ends, "This tale of bullying and blackmail strikes the perfect balance between tough and tender" and it is has been widely compared to the work of R.J. Palacio and John Green, authors of previous Reading Power hits Wonder and The Fault In Our Stars respectively.
Here's the blurb...
Dane Washington doesn’t think he’s a bully. Some guys just need to be put in their place. But Twain High doesn’t see it that way, and Dane is on the brink of getting kicked out of school - until the boy with Down syndrome moves in across the street.
Billy D. has the power to keep Dane out of trouble, and he’ll do it for a price. Dane has to help Billy D. find his missing dad.
But Billy’s only clue is an atlas full of riddles and towns that don’t appear on most maps. As the boys unravel the clues and get closer to finding Billy’s dad, Dane realises the biggest riddle of all may be the one Billy D. is keeping to himself.
You don't have to buy the book to take part in the club, just take a trip to your local library and borrow one for free (and we've been promised there's plenty of copies available).
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