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Acclaimed author Malorie Blackman pushes the boundaries of how stories are told with this unusual and lyrical tale in blank verse. Class bully Sam thinks Davey’s a grade A, top-of-the-dungheap moron. But one day Davey saves Sam’s life, and a bond is formed between them. At first Sam feels embarrassed by Davey, but little by little he is influenced by the unique way in which Davey sees the world, finding magic and possibility everywhere. But when something terrible happens to Davey because of Sam, it will change their friendship forever. When the fallout settles, what will each boy have lost – and gained? Strikingly unusual, and with a memorable twist in the tale, this poem explores themes of bullying and individuality in verse that truly sings out.

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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

September 1st, 2005

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  • 144 pages




Malorie Blackman

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  1. bookgeek914
    on 27 October 2014

    I love this book as it is written in this poem which i think is very effective.

  2. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014


    5out of 5
  3. cali
    on 6 March 2014

    Such a good book about a sweet friendship I recommend to people who like a bit of a twist in a book.

    5out of 5
  4. jesjen
    on 5 March 2013

    I agree with people who like this book as it is fantastic!

  5. cowmoo1170
    on 3 March 2012

    I love the way this story was written, and the story line is really a good one to think about.

    5out of 5
  6. Lolaloo1
    on 3 March 2011

    I love this book. It’s got a nice storyline and it’s cool how it’s written in different forms of poetry.