Artie has everything a boy could possibly want. But beneath the surface, his “perfect” world is actually falling apart.
GET REAL is a novel about a boy discovering the really important things in life – and teaching everyone around him as he learns.
Artie has everything. His parents are making a serious fortune for themselves as sports agents, they’ve got a dream house with every kind of toy and gizmo a kid could ever desire, and Artie and his younger brother and sister go to glamorous parties every weekend in designer clothes, where they hang out with sporting celebrities… Oh, and did I mention Artie’s own phenomenal football ability? He’s already got some premiership talent scouts watching him.
In spite of all this, Artie’s miserable. Why? Well, he hardly sees his successful parents, never gets to spend much time in their dream home and he and his best mate, Matt, aren’t getting on so well. In fact, having school days with Matt and weekends with his parents is like living in two separate worlds. Grandad is the only thing that holds these worlds together. But Grandad’s loopiness is getting worse. And only Artie knows it…
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Reviews of Wipe Out:
“a life-affirming page-turner about relationships… a book that gives you a lump in the throat and then a warm glow. Empathetic, vivid and humane, this novel marks the debut of a lively and skilled new writer.” Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
“A touching read that will totally immerse you.” Funday TimesAbout the Author:
Mimi Thebo is an American of Cajun descent, now living and working in England. A lecturer at Bath Spa University, Mimi is also the author of adult books being published by Allison and Busby, of which the first, The Saint Who Loved Me, was published in 2002. Mimi is married to Andy and following the birth of their child, Libby Jo, they moved from their home on a houseboat, to dry land!
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