A Seven-Letter Word

A Seven-Letter Word

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An award-winning novel about courage and acceptance with a compelling mystery at its heart.

I need to find my voice - before it's too late.

Finlay's mother vanished two years ago. And ever since then his stutter has become almost unbearable. Bullied at school and ignored by his father, the only way to get out the words which are bouncing around in his head is by writing long letters to his ma which he knows she will never read, and by playing Scrabble online. But when Finlay is befriended by an online Scrabble player called Alex, everything changes. Could it be his mother secretly trying to contact him? Or is there something more sinister going on?

A Seven-Letter Word is an evocative and heartfelt story from the multi-award-winning author of Smart, Kim Slater.

'A moving and uplifting novel' - School Librarian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 21mm | 224g
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529009200
  • 9781529009200
  • 63,797

About Kim Slater

Kim Slater honed her storytelling skills as a child, writing macabre tales specially designed to scare her younger brother! Taking her literary inspiration from everyday life, Kim's debut novel, Smart, won ten regional prizes and was shortlisted for over twenty regional and national awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Federation of Children's Book Groups Prize. Smart was also longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Her novels A Seven-Letter Word, 928 Miles from Home and The Boy Who Lied are all regional prize-winners. Kim lives in Nottingham with her husband and has one grown-up daughter.
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Rating details

701 ratings
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4 41% (287)
3 21% (148)
2 3% (24)
1 1% (5)
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