Lie Kill Walk Away

Lie Kill Walk Away

By Author / Illustrator

Matt Dickinson



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Vertebrate Publishing




Paperback / softback



Becca lives with her research scientist dad. Although only fifteen, she has just achieved five A* A levels and is off to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. Joe lives with his dad and his dog, Shammy. Addicted to the thrill of tagging, he's facing one hundred hours of community service to pay for his crime. Their worlds collide when Becca's father is taken to the military hospital which Joe is scrubbing clean of graffiti. This is a thrilling, fast-paced read! The story is told from alternating viewpoints in very short, sharp chapters which keeps the action going. The tension mounts as the story hurtles towards its exciting conclusion. The pace of the story, however, does not detract from the development of the characters. Joe and Becca are strongly portrayed as individuals that you really care about. Initially vulnerable and naive, Becca becomes stronger and her love for her father is convincingly handled. Joe is Mr 'Cheeky Chops' Fontana - a 'wide boy' - but is a caring, sensitive lad, making him a very appealing character who you are rooting for from page one. The scenario the story depicts is chilling. The plot is well constructed and offers a satisfying conclusion. Great read! 320 pages / Ages 14+ / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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