- Listen to Nick Hornby read an excerpt from Slam.
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I highly recommend this for 8th grade and up book groups.
Sam's vernacular and pubescent bearing just kind of got on my nerves...they do, however, make for some fairly funny moments but nothing to write home about.
Typical of Hornby, this is a deeply realistic story of true characters and real, complicated situations.
Always enjoy Hornby's writing! Great reading. I can often see myself identifying with one of his characters and then it becomes a cat and mouse scenario!Published 3 months ago by Andre du Plessis
Entertaining, nothing earth shattering but perfect for a lazy day or a holiday read by the pool.
If you want a light hearted view of growing up then this is a good read.
I used this for my 12th grade English class (British Literature). The students are below average to average readers. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dershs
The copy of the book was spectacular at the price I got it for because at any other store i would of ended up paying more for a hardcover.Published 9 months ago by jonyram
I've read quite a lot of books by Nick Hornby. "About a Boy" and this one are the funniest and most interesting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Katia
This book came in as I had expected it too be as well as on time! Very happy with this purchase!!Published 13 months ago by Beth
Nick Hornby has written some great books, but this isn't one of them. The book consists of an endless monologue of a 15/16/17 year old skater boy who accidently gets his girlfriend... Read morePublished 13 months ago by ozuidema
I saw this book at the dollar store and wondered, "What gives? Hornby for a dollar?" I loved the books/movies "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Evan Cohn
I gave SLAM a shot because High Fidelity is a top 5 book of mine ever, and because I found the hardcover for one buck new. Read morePublished 17 months ago by H3@+h