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1529009227
Book:928 miles from home; Kim Slater:2019 928 miles from home; Kim Slater
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Author: Slater, Kim
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: JT
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781529009224
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Originally published: 2017
Fourteen year old Calum Brooks has big dreams. One day, he'll escape this boring life and write movies, proper ones, with massive budgets and A-list stars. For now though, he's stuck coping alone while his dad works away, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay 'in' with his gang of mates at school, who don't like new kids, especially foreign ones. But when his father invites his new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, to move in, Calum's life is turned upside down. He's actually sharing a room with 'the enemy'! How's he going to explain that to his mates? Yet when Calum is knocked down in a hit and run and breaks both legs, everything changes. Trapped at home, Calum and Sergei slowly start to understand each other, and even work together to investigate a series of break-ins at the local community centre. But Calum can't help feeling like Sergei's hiding something.
Additional information: 325 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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