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The seventh of 8 great adventures about an ordinary boy with a big heart and a strong desire to work things out even when they’re complicated. Brilliantly constructed with a great moral lightly buried in a genuinely exciting story, here Marvin Redpost faces up to the challenging of cycling down Suicide Hill. In doing so, he learns one of the most important lessons of life: how to face up to things that are scary while at the same time not doing things that are stupid just because others want you to.
Suicide Hill is the ultimate test of bravery. Few have conquered the treacherously steep slope without completely wiping out - or so the legend goes. And rumour has it that Marvin will be taking it on. Only Marvin isn't so sure. His new mountain bike is enormous - he can barely climb up on to it. And changing gears is out of the question! But will he have to ride down Suicide Hill in order to prove himself to his classmates? If he succeeds he will be a hero. If he doesn't, then everyone is about to witness the biggest wipeout ever.
'Louis Sachar is one of the few masters of American fiction'
Independent on Sunday Praise for
'Holes': 'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel'
'An exceptionally good novel'
Sunday Times Praise for
'Sideways Stories from Wayside School': 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School ... each story is refreshingly different'
|Publication date:||21st June 2010|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
Julia Eccleshare, our very own editorial expert as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian says of Louis: Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just as famous and popular for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories ...More About Louis Sachar