It's a personal thing, and probably unique to a smaller group of 10 year olds, but my son really struggled to follow the story line because of the way the dialogue is tagged - that means that it doesn't say "he said" or "said Jamie" or "said the Teacher", etc... which is a bit more demanding of less confident readers.
It's a great story (hey! they've turned it into a movie, it must be!), but just a little too hard to follow for ours.
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition edition (6 February 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405047364
- ISBN-13: 978-1405047364
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
- Customer Reviews: 124 customer ratings