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Boy Underwater

by Adam Baron (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 11 - 13 years

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Product description

Boy Underwater is a heartbreaking story about family, friends and secrets. And it’s very, very funny.

Cymbeline (yes, really!) has never been swimming – not ever, not once – so he’s a bit nervous at the prospect of his first school swimming lesson ever. But how hard could it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready for this. But he’s not ready for an accident at the pool to reveal a family mystery that turns his life completely upside down. Only Cym and his friends can solve it because, as usual, the grown-ups aren’t telling them anything. For the answers you really need, sometimes you have to go deep . . .

Product Details

Catalogue number

6567 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780008267018

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

April 5th, 2018

Lexile measure

HL730L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 6.0 points

Other details
  • 320 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

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  1. Samantha Thomas
    on 21 October 2018

    An emotional read!

    I read the book within a day as I was gripped. The author weaves mental health into the story from a child's perspective but all of the sad sections are met with hilariousness and fun to keep it balanced. Who would have thought that one boys need to fit in during a school swimming lesson would lead to him taking a journey of discovery and learning the truth about his family. This story has it all - friendship, courage, longing, loss and determination - making it a must read.

    4out of 5

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