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Slam by Nick Hornby

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There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.

Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding. There’s no ice. Life is ticking along nicely for Sam: his mum’s got rid of her rubbish boyfriend, he’s thinking about college and he’s met someone. Alicia.

Then a little accident happens. One with big consequences for someone just finding his way in life. Sam can’t run (let alone skate) away from this one. He’s a boy facing a man’s problems and the question is – has he got what it takes to confront them?

Slam is on our UKYA Top 100 list.

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Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

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