Although Sam has a long-term illness, all he wants is the chance to lead a normal life. So he is thrilled when he finally gets his mum and dad to let him go on the school trip to the Scottish Highlands. Sam’s desperate for an adventure and wants to prove to everyone that he’s just as strong as his friends. But when some of the boys from his class take a reckless risk in order to win a challenge, the trip turns out to be more dangerous than Sam could have imagined. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.
About the Author
Malorie Blackman was the eighth UK Children’s Laureate and is one of the UK’s highest profile authors for teenagers and young adults. She has won, amongst a raft of other prizes, the Children’s Book Award and is the force behind YALC. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as `a national treasure’.