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Dumb Chocolate Eyes

Written by Kevin Brooks

Illustrated by Emma Shoard

Part of the gr8reads Series

Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults General Fiction

LoveReading View on Dumb Chocolate Eyes

Interest Age Teen  Reading Age 7 Pete Cassidy seems average, ordinary, apart from his eyes which are ‘kind of loose and lazy and chocolate brown’. The narrator of this story isn’t really sure why they are friends, it’s just one of those things. They rub along together until the day Cassidy announces he’s going to trap rats. What happens then changes their friendship and, in a way he can’t really explain, changes the narrator for ever too. Brooks is a Carnegie Medal winner and this is a very fine piece of writing, short, effective, convincing - an acute observation of a small event that has huge consequences for those involved. Andrea Reece

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

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Dumb Chocolate Eyes Synopsis

A brutally honest and effective story about adolescent boredom and destructive friendships, from Carnegie medalist Kevin Brooks. It was one of those childhood friendships of convenience - two lads in the same village who go to the same school. But then Cassidy gets it into his head that they should set traps for the rats in his garden, and things start to go very, very wrong. A gritty teen drama.

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

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ISBN: 9781781124512
Publication date: 15/05/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124512
Publication date: 15th May 2015
Author: Kevin Brooks
Illustrator: Emma Shoard
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He has worked in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014. Photo credit Nadja Meister

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