Saved by Eleanor Updale


Written by Eleanor Updale

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Can faith or medicine save Luke’s sister’s life? Eleanor Updale’s roller-coaster story is needle-sharp and thought provoking as it follows events after Anna is knocked down in the terrible car crash. Luke allows Anna to be taken to hospital in an ambulance even though he knows that his parents will be furious. Medicine is against their religion; their leader Pastor David has taught them that prayer can heal. As Anna is in hospital recovering from her operation, Luke finds himself caught between the doctors and his parents’ faith. What should he believe? When he begins to be sure, Luke knows he must expose the truth – whatever the cost.

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


Saved by Eleanor Updale

Luke's parents belong to a church that believes medicine interferes with God's will. His parents seem to be in thrall to Pastor David, and Luke is not sure he trusts the charismatic preacher. So when Luke's sister Anna is hit by a car, should Luke observe his parents' beliefs? Or go against them and save his sister?

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

About the Author

Eleanor Updale

Eleanor Updale on Eleanor Updale:
"I grew up in Camberwell in South London, half-way up a hill which had my primary school at the top, and my secondary school at the bottom. I had hardly ever been outside London when I left to go to Oxford University, where I studied history. After that I joined the BBC, working on TV and Radio programmes from 1975 to 1990. By that time I had two children, and soon there was a third. At one point they were all under three and a half years old, so I was very busy. I left my job to look after them, and got involved in all sorts of things I hadn’t had time for when I was working. You might be able to see how some of those things have crept into the books. I’ve been on the Clinical Ethics Committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital for some years now. I found lots of ideas for Doctor Farcett’s character there."

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80 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2014




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