The Dare

At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But he knows that something terrible has happened when his mother returns home one afternoon with two policemen. Mrs Delaney has hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma and no one knows if he will wake up…..

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The Dare

The Dare

the-dareA novella published for World Book Day as part of Quick Reads programme, 2009

At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But he knows that something terrible has happened when his mother returns home one afternoon with two policemen.

Mrs Delaney has hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma and no one knows if he will wake up.

Danny’s mother closes herself off, full of guilt, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their broken family.

Reviews

  • UK: Transworld
  • UK Large Print: BBC Books
  • UK Audio: Isis
  • Brazil: Companhia das Letras
  • Catalan: Grup 62
  • Ireland: Transworld
  • Italy: Rizzoli
  • Spain: Salamandra
  • Germany: S Fischer
  • Germany (educational edition); Langenscheidt
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