'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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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 )
Nick Hornby was educated at Cambridge and began his career as an English teacher before going on to write the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good and A Long Way Down. He has written three works of non-fiction: the hugely popular Fever Pitch, 31 Songs and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree. Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy have all been made into successful films. Nick has won many awards and is a huge pop-music fan. He lives and works in Highbury, north London. Slam is his first teenage fiction novel.
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