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The weight of a thousand feathers

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408871546

Publication Date: 17 Jun 2019

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)

AR: 4.0 UY

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A teenager looking after his mum with MS and his younger brother must deal with the emotional impact of the fact that his mum wants him to help her end her life.

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Summary

A teenager looking after his mum with MS and his younger brother must deal with the emotional impact of the fact that his mum wants him to help her end her life.

Who is Bobby Seed? He's just your average sixteen-year-old - same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Dull, dull, dull.

But then there's the Bobby Seed who's a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to wipe his mum's backside, sponge her clean three times a week, try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, to rub his back when he's stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak.

That's Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different...

NOTE : Contains strong language throughout, graphic description of cannabis use, and a scene of euthanasia.

NOTE: Carnegie Medal Longlist 2019
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2020

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Engaging, authentic characters facing some really big issues make for a compelling read. Plenty for discussion but also a moving and rewarding story. Great stuff.

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Subject
Older teen novels
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17 Jun 2019
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New in Paperback
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9781408871546
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Paperback
Pages
360
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
256g
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B-list, Scottish
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