The Fix by Sophie Mckenzie

The Fix

Written by Sophie Mckenzie

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   Summer Reading   
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Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 8+. A tense novel about finding the special kind of courage needed to do the right thing in difficult circumstances. Blake is great footballer; playing football is all he wants to do but, with money worries at home, he knows he must do all he can to help his mum to pay the rent. Found trespassing, Blake is offered a way out of trouble by fixing a match. It could be easy money. Blake has to make hard and brave choices.

Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. The plot is clear, the characters appealing and there are plenty of visual clues, as dyslexics like to run a story like a video in their heads.

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

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The Fix by Sophie Mckenzie

Football is Blake's life - but it doesn't pay the rent. And if his mum can't do that, they're out on the street. So when a stranger makes him an offer, Blake finds it hard to resist. All he has to do is miss some goals and he'll earn enough cash to keep them going a little while longer. But what if Blake does fix the match? He could end up risking a lot more than just losing a game.

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

About the Author

Sophie Mckenzie

Sophie McKenzie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son.

She worked as a journalist and magazine editor until she was made redundant, at which point she seized the opportunity to pursue her ambition to become a writer and enrolled in a creative writing course.

Her debut was the multi-award winning Girl, Missing (2006), and she is also the author of Blood Ties and sequel, Blood Ransom, The Medusa Project series, Luke and Eve trilogy and most recent novels, the thrilling Split Second and Every Second Counts. She has clocked up numerous national and regional book awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, has been a featured World Book Day author twice and has twice been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Her first book for adults, Close My Eyes, sold almost 100,000 copies, received rave reviews and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice.

You can see Sophie giving her writing tips in a video - click here.

Author photo © J. Ring

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80 pages


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Publication date

15th May 2016




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