Slam

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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?

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Sam is sixteen and a skater. 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. Sam can't run 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?

Review:

Truthful and funny ( Sunday Times )

Hornby takes the raw ironies of life and gently rubs away at them to reveal gems of bittersweet truth ( Observer )

A moving read for anyone ( Elle )

Touching, very funny ( Guardian )

Hornby gets his point across with the subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read ( Independent )

Warm, witty and wise ( Arena )

Hornby's writing is hilarious ( Cosmopolitan )

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