The Dare (Paperback)John Boyne (author)
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At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened.
Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up.
Consumed by guilt, Danny's mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family.
Told in John Boyne's unique style from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 85 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm
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“Another compelling read”
I love Boyne's way of telling story's from a child's point of view, although this doesn't compare to ' The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'
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What happens when the mother of Danny Delaney causes a near fatal accident and the repercussions are felt families on both sides. This is a short story from John Boyne more suited to teen readers, I must admit I found... More
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