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S-T-U-T-T-E-R. Finlay has to spell it out, because he can’t say it. Can he unzip his lips? A sweet/emotional tale of hope, family, and, errr – Scrabble, anyone? Saying what you think isn’t always easy. But for Finlay, it’s impossible. He opens his mouth – and what comes out is such a d-d-d-disaster, he wishes the ground would just swallow him up. It’s got much worse since his mum vanished two years ago. Bullied at school, ignored by Dad, he’s got nobody he can t-t-t-talk to. But when Finlay is friended by an online Scrabble player, big changes are afoot. Is his mother secretly trying to contact him? Is it a plot? Or could it be friendship – the real thing?

  • Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2017
  • A touching and heartfelt tale by the author of Smart
  • Smart won 10 awards including the Brilliant Book Award
  • Explores themes of friendship, trust and fitting in

Product Details






Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

March 2nd, 2017

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.0; Middle years plus; 9.0 points

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  • 304 pages


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