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The Fall

Written by Anthony McGowan

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LoveReading View on The Fall

Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Powerful novel by an award-winning author, charting a boy’s harrowing schooldays in a sink estate in Liverpool. Two's company and three's a crowd, one has got to go.  This is a terrifically taut and short novel and perfect for reluctant and struggling readers as it has a reading age of around 8 but an interest age appropriate for teens.

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The Fall Synopsis

Mog and his mates are bored. Their school's a dump - the type of place kids get expelled to. Their lives seem pointless. The most exciting thing they do is jump over the beck: the polluted stream at the back of the school. And it's there that two separate events occur which will change Mog's life forever...

The Fall Press Reviews

'McGowan is a wonderful writer' The Guardian

'One of the most talented writers around' The Times

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ISBN: 9781781125175
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781842994863
Publication date: 21/05/2011
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842994863
Publication date: 21st May 2011
Author: Anthony McGowan
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan is the author of many critically acclaimed YA novels and won the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award and has been shortlisted for a raft of other major children’s literature prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Rook in 2018. McGowan was born in Manchester, attended school in Leeds and now lives in London. Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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