'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?
About the Author
Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, How to Be Good (a New York Times bestseller), High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and of the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is also the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, and the Orange Word International Writers London Award 2003.
'Touching, very funny.' Guardian
'Hornby gets his point across with teh subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read.' Independent
'A moving read for anyone.' Elle
'Warm, witty and wise.' Arena
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th March 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1