A Seven-Letter Word

Kim Slater

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Macmillan Children's Books

9781529009200
304
Synopsis

'I need to find my voice - before it's too late' - an award-winning novel about courage and acceptance with a compelling mystery at its heart.

Finlay's mother vanished two years ago. And ever since then his stutter has become almost unbearable. Bullied at school and ignored by his father, the only way to get out the words which are bouncing around in his head is by writing long letters to his ma which he knows she will never read, and by playing Scrabble online. But when Finlay is befriended by an online Scrabble player called Alex, everything changes. Could it be his mother secretly trying to contact him? Or is there something more sinister going on?

A Seven-Letter Word is an evocative and heartfelt story from the multi-award-winning author of Smart, Kim Slater.

'A moving and uplifting novel' School Librarian

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There is pace, wit, pathos and humour in a book that looks and feels engaging, inside and out.

Carousel Magazine

There is pace, wit, pathos and humour in a book that looks and feels engaging, inside and out.

Carousel Magazine

Kim Slater has struck gold again . . . a moving and uplifting novel

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