We Can be Heroes
Written by Catherine Bruton
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
An astonishing debut. Moving. Funny. Explosive. And most of all, unexpected...As powerful as Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions.
A Piece of Passion from Ali Dougal, Catherine's Editor at Egmont Books:
We Can Be Heroes is the sort of book that I dreamt of working on when I decided I wanted to be an editor. It’s a book that pushes boundaries; it addresses racial and class issues and explodes stereotypes . . . but most of all it’s funny, moving, madcap and utterly unputdownable.
We Can be Heroes by Catherine Bruton
My dad was killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York. But the stuff in this book isn't about that. It's about the summer my mum went away. The summer that me and Jed and Priti tried to catch a suicide bomber and prevent an honour killing. There's stuff about how we built a tree house and joined the bomb squad; how I found my dad and Jed lost his; and how we both lost our mums then found them again. So it's not really about 9/11 but, then again, none of those things would have happened if it hadn't been for that day. So I guess it's all back to front, sort of...
'This is a book with high ambitions - it tries to do many things and pulls them all off - tender, sad, but also tense and exciting. An excellent read.' Anthony McGowan
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
1st August 2011
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