Matthew's parents are worried. At eleven, he's much too old to have an imaginary friend, yet they find him talking to and arguing with a presence that even he admits is not physically there. This presence - Chocky - causes Matthew to ask difficult questions and say startling things: he speaks of complex mathematics and mocks human progress. Then, when Matthew does something incredible, it seems there is more than the imaginary about Chocky. Which is when others become interested and ask questions of their own: who is Chocky? And what could it want with an eleven-year-old boy?
A story of innocence and alien contact, Chocky is a sinister tale of manipulation and experimentation from afar.
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This is one of a series of graded readers for elementary to intermediate level English, designed to lead into levels 4 and 5 of "Simple Stories". Matthew has a friend that no one can see - Chocky. Everyone thinks that Chocky is not real but she is, she lives in Matthew's head and makes him do strange things. There are approximately three pages of pre- and post-reading exercises in this book.Review:
'Remains fresh and disturbing in an entirely unexpeceted way' Guardian
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1988. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP76909071