Dream on

Written by Bali Rai

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Baljit – Jit to his school friends – helps out in his father’s chippy but dreams of playing football in the Premier League. When he’s given a chance to take part in open trials for under-16s in front of scouts for the big teams, he knows he has to be there, even though it will mean lying to his mum and dad. This feel-good story successfully mixes drama, comedy and even a bit of romance (Jit ends up with the girl of his dreams as well as invites to attend second trials at Arsenal and Liverpool), while the descriptions of Jit’s home life, and relationships with his friends, are particularly warm and satisfying. Andrea Reece

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

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Read a special Q&A with Bali Rai on his book, Game On.

Dream on Synopsis

Baljit works in his dad's chippy but dreams of football stardom. When the chance of a lifetime comes along in the form of a national team's rep, Baljit works in his dad's chippy but dreams of football stardom. When the chance of a lifetime comes along in the form of a national team's rep, he is sure that his parents will disapprove and so a chain of lies begins. Will Baljit's fibs mean the end of his potential football stardom, or will his dreams win out?

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

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ISBN: 9781781124222
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124222
Publication date: 4th November 2014
Author: Bali Rai
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 88 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Sporting Stories
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers, eBooks

About Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a well-established, award winning and hugely popular voice within the young adult fiction market.  His particular successful title Rani and Sukh became a set-text for GCSE English.  His novel Killing Honour won the North East Teen Book Award, and was described as 'utterly compelling' by The Bookseller. He lives in Leicester with his family. Read more about the author here.  Bali is Booktrust's online writer in residence. Click here to read his blog.

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