Hero by Pete Johnson

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A humorous and perceptive tale exploring teen life. Luke defends his sister and ends up challenging the hardest boy in school to a fight! Will he survive the showdown?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Hero by Pete Johnson

Luke's fed up with the drama of his sister's love life. But when her ex-boyfriend badmouths her around school, he rashly declares that he'll fight him. Unfortunately he's held to this promise and ends up having to fight the hardest boy in school.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

About the Author

Pete Johnson

When Pete Johnson was ten, he wrote a fan letter to Dodie Smith – author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. She wrote back to him and the two began exchanging letters. “She was the first person to encourage me to become a writer,” says Pete, who began sending stories to publishers at the age of eleven.

Born in Winchester, Pete studied English at Birmingham University and went on to try a variety of jobs before teaching English and Drama at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire. It was there that he wrote his first novel for teenagers which became an immediate hit. He was a film critic for Radio One before becoming a full time writer.

Pete's novels have achieved global success and he is now published in 24 translations. He has visited Europe to meet his readers as well as schools and libraries all over the UK. Pete inspires a special loyalty among his readers.

Pete says: 'one of the best things an author can do is show the reader he, or she, is not on their own.'

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72 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015




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