Sam has sickle-cell anaemia and, though things can be hard when his illness flares up, Mum and Dad seem convinced that he's never well enough to do anything fun. All he wants is the chance to have a normal life like his friends, and that includes going on an exciting school trip to the Scottish Highlands.
When Mum and Dad finally agree, Sam hopes the trip can be his chance to prove how strong he is. Unfortunately, his bullies have other ideas and the trip might turn out to be more dangerous than Shaun ever imagined.
A thrilling tale of adventure and a life-or-death situation. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.
About the Author
Malorie Blackman was the eighth UK Children's Laureate and is one of the UK's highest profile authors for teenagers and young adults. She has won, amongst a raft of other prizes, the Children's Book Award and is the force behind YALC. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as `a national treasure'.