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"Shadows" is a gritty, uncompromising book and also, unusually, a boy's love story. It focuses on Jamie, a fifteen-year-old squash prodigy and his relationship with his overbearing father, who is determined that his son will achieve the success he himself never enjoyed and drives the boy to a point almost beyond endurance. Then Jamie finds a girl hiding in his shed, and in helping her to escape from the danger that is pursuing her, he is at last able to deal with his own problems. He realises that he can't run away for ever. He has to come out of the shadows and face up to his father, whatever the cost. It is the winner of the Angus Book Prize and the Lancashire Children's Book Award. This title comes from the major prize-winning author, Tim Bowler who won the Carnegie Medal with "River Boy". It contains strong themes of overcoming fears, helping others, and standing up for what you believe. It provides new cover treatment to match Tim Bowler's wonderful new novel, "Storm Catchers". The author was born and brought up in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and now lives in Totnes, Devon.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019275159X
  • 9780192751591

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174 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 29% (51)
4 34% (60)
3 28% (49)
2 5% (9)
1 3% (5)
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