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.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; UK ed. edition (1 June 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1447282345
- ISBN-13: 978-1447282341
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.7 x 12.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
- Customer Reviews: 124 customer ratings
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