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One in a Hundred Thousand

"A moving coming-of-age classic, about fitting in, standing out and the power of friendship"

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2021

Fitting in is hard for most teenagers because it is a time when being the same and therefore accepted seems the most important thing. And Sander has a particular problem because he has Silver-Russell syndrome, a condition which affects one in a hundred thousand, which means he will always be shorter than everyone else. Sander has to work through all the familiar feelings of being  an outsider while also dealing with feelings that relate especially to knowing that he will always be so short. But gradually Sander discovers that much about conforming is unimportant and that what matters most to him, friendship in particular, is not affected by his size. Beautifully observed, this captures so much about adolescence from many angles and, in doing so, celebrates the importance of accepting difference.

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I really loved "One in a Hundred Thousand". I liked that it told the story of normal life, but in a way that was incredibly gripping and unpredictable.

I really loved One in a Hundred Thousand. I liked that it told the story of normal life, but in a way that was incredibly gripping and unpredictable. Sander is such a bold, loveable character and, he brings the entire story to life.... Read Full Review

Eliza Kinder

I love this book - it is interesting from the start and keeps you wanting to read more. I finished it in just 2 days!

This is a brilliant book and kept me reading it from the moment I read the first few pages. It was nice to see something from someone else's point of view and to understand what some people go through. It makes you think about how other people are treated. I had this read in 2 days as it was so good.... Read Full Review

Lukas Stewart

One in a Hundred Thousand is a pleasure to read. With very relatable characters, we follow Sander’s story and learn that friends can be found in the unlikeliest of places and to never take people at face value. Highly recommended for age 13+

One in a Hundred Thousand is a classic coming of age tale and a pleasure to read. The characters are really relatable and you feel like you are following their journey in the same way as if you were watching them in a film. Every time I had to put the book down I couldn't wait to pick it back up again and check in with Sander and see what was happening with him and his family and friends.... Read Full Review

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