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Six Hours

Written by Pete Johnson

Illustrated by Jen Collins

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

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  Pete Johnson brilliantly captures a moment in two teenagers lives as he gets under the skin of what the  pressures they are under. ‘Just Chill’ – Lara’s motto propels Dominic on a wonderful six hours of fun when the pair walk out of an exam early. Having both feigned sickness for different reasons Dominic, nick-named the Nerd and Lara, the hottest girl in the class, find fun in sharing their very different but equally real problems as they enjoy a day off from the pressures of their lives.

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

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Six Hours Synopsis

Dominic has been studying for this history exam for weeks. So when he finds himself faking sick and following Lara, one of the coolest girls in school, off the grounds he wonders what's happened to his common sense. Both of them just feel like they've had enough. They need a day off - a day to just chill.

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

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ISBN: 9781781123638
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123638
Publication date: 15th May 2014
Author: Pete Johnson
Illustrator: Jen Collins
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson began work as a flm critic for BBC Radio One,  then became a teacher. He is  the author of over forty books, including the bestselling  How to Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into 24 languages.  Also short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award. Read more about the author here.    

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