Breaktime & Dance on My Grave by Aidan Chambers
  

Breaktime & Dance on My Grave

Written by Aidan Chambers
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Part of the The Dance Sequence Series

Synopsis

Breaktime & Dance on My Grave by Aidan Chambers

In Breaktime, Ditto challenges Morgan to prove that literature is crap and triggers off a chain of events to alter his outlook of life forever. Ditto faces a series of charges from Morgan against literature: that all fiction is Done. Finished. Dead; a sham and a pretence. He undertakes faithfully to record a life in the week of Ditto - with all the chaos of reality thrown in - and his literary creation reveals more about himself than he originally bargained for. In Dance on My Grave, life in his seaside town is uneventful for Hal Robinson, nothing unusual, exciting or odd ever happens to him - until now that is. Until the summer of his 16th birthday when he reaches a crossroads of choices in life. He foolishly takes a friend's boat for a day's sailing, gets into difficulty and is rescued by Barry Gorman. Their ensuing relationship results in a tumultous summer for Hal as he experiences the intense emotions of his first teenage love.

Reviews

Clever and imaginative, wide and spacious * Evening Standard * An immensely rich piece of work . . . Entertaining, stimulating and thought-provoking * School Library Journal *

About the Author

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife, Nancy, who is the editor of Signal magazine. He divides his time between his own writing and lecturing which he does extensively in Australia, the USA and Europe. His provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults have won him international acclaim.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Author

Aidan Chambers
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Author's Website

www.aidanchambers.co.uk/

Publisher

Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th October 2014

ISBN

9781909531352


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