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Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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This witty, heartfelt story about perseverance in the face of adversity is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio, Cammie McGovern, and John David Anderson.

Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he’s helpless now. He’s sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn’t making any progress. He’s tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball - but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah.

Noah is scared he’ll never feel like his old self again. He doesn’t want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he’ll have to throw off the mask he’s been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward.

©2018 Antony John (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sincere look at coping with spinal injuries

Sincere-feeling look at a boy coping with spinal injuries, grief and facing his demons.

Paralysed in a car crash that killed his dad, Noah is angry. He's angry at his Dad for dying, at his body for not being able to play baseball and for not getting better.

In a story encompassing bullies, friendship, baseball and disability, Noah voices a KS2/KS3 book with feeling.

This would be a good recommendation for boys in particular, there are characters here to latch onto and themes for the age group to relate to.

The narrator of the Audible version brought Noah to life nicely, an authentic young voice that worked well as a listen.

With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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