- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Series: Hodder Children's Books
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's (March 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340997338
- ISBN-13: 978-0340997338
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,083,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Far Rockaway Paperback – International Edition, March 5, 2013
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About the Author
Charlie Fletcher has worked in film editing for the BBC on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He`s written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros, among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television. He still thinks that being a film editor is a pretty damn fine way to learn about story-telling in general, and narrative structure and pacing in particular. Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer.
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I am looking forward to reading Mr. Fletcher's two new series, which he has just started this year, I believe.
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“If you can’t see the angle, play it straight.”
“The one stone truth about being indecisive is you end up somewhere you never chose to be, and who wants to be there?”
“Death did not come for Victor.
Death does not come for anyone.
People who write stories try to put a face on it by saying it does, but if you’ve ever been lucky enough to be there when someone dies, you know the truth: nothing comes, there’s no Grim Reaper, no scythes, no terror. There’s neither flutter of black wings nor rush of shadows nor any melodramatic falling swirl of violins or indeed any suddenly approaching spot of pure light coming to swallow you up.
You just go.
It’s as simple and undramatic as walking out of the room. It’s not freaky or frightening, and perhaps the most surprising thing is that it turns out to be the most ordinary thing in the world. And why wouldn’t it be?
Everybody does it.”
“Real girls rescue themselves.”
Its about a girl who gets knocked out by a truck and goes into another world in her head where she must fight to keep her life whereas in the real world she is dying in hospital. SHOCKING END