Slam

Slam

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Paperback (02 Jan 2014) | English

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Synopsis

THE HILARIOUS COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ABOUT A BOY

'Touching, very funny' Guardian
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'There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.'

Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding. There's no ice. Life is ticking along nicely for Sam; his Mum's got rid of her rubbish boyfriend, he's thinking about college and he's met someone. Alicia.

Then a little accident happens. One with big consequences for someone just finding his way in life. Sam can't run (let alone skate) away from this one. He's a boy facing a man's problems and the question is - has he got what it takes to confront them?

Slam is a novel about a boy who has to grow up in big, big hurry. It is The Catcher in the Rye for the 21st century.

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'Very funny...very real'
Daily Telegraph

'Hornby gets his point across with the subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read' Independent

'A moving read for anyone' Elle

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241969847
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 214g
Height: 197mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 19mm