Playing Dead by Beverley Birch

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About Beverley Birch

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Tim Bowler is the author of numerous acclaimed novels for teenagers and is the recipient of many honors, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for his third novel, River Boy. He lives in Devon, England.
Published January 1, 2001 by Philomel.
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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Fourteen-year-old Blade (aka Slicky) is a smart homeless kid who gets caught in many wrong places at a lot of wrong times.

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Monsters and Critics

Written purely in the first person, it tells the story of Blade - a teenage boy who is on the run.

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Blade will appeal to everyone - it's short, colloquial and unpretentious enough for reluctant readers, but it also offers sophisticated thoughts and themes for those who like to delve more deeply.

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