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Kick the Moon

Kick the Moon

In this powerful second novel from from Muhammad Khan, critically acclaimed author of I Am Thunder, fifteen-year-old Ilyas learns to throw off the pressures of school, family, friends and enemies.

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ISBN 9781509874071
Barcode 9781509874071
Published 29 January 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Khan, Muhammad
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ISBN-13 9781509874071
ISBN-10 1509874070
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 29 January 2019
International Publication Date 24 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Khan, Muhammad
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Truancy & Exclusion From School
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 217g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Social Themes / Bullying, Social Themes / Peer Pressure, Social Themes / Sexual Abuse, School & Education / General, Religious / Muslim
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 963933

Description of this Book

Fifteen-year-old Ilyas is under pressure from everyone: GCSE's are looming and his teachers just won't let up, his dad wants him to join the family business and his mates don't care about any of it. There's no space in Ilyas' life to just be a teenager. Serving detention one day, Ilyas finds a kindred spirit in Kelly Matthews, who is fed up with being pigeonholed as the good girl, and their friendship blows the social strata of high school wide open. But Kelly has caught the eye of one of the local bad boys, who decides to seduce her for a bet and Ilyas is faced with losing the only person who understands him. Standing up to Imran puts Ilyas' family at risk, but it's time for him to be the superhero he draws in his comic-books, and go kick the moon. From Muhammad Khan, author of the critically acclaimed I Am Thunder, comes an explosive second novel about making friends and breaking them too. Praise for I Am Thunder 'An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart' Observer Children's Book of the Week 'Funny and clever - a perspective long overdue in British fiction' Alex Wheatle, Guardian prize-winning author of Crongton Knights 'This one is special . . . punches well above the weight of most debuts' The Times 'One of the most distinctive narrators I've read in ages.' Fiona Noble, Bookseller

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of the most distinctive narrators I've read in ages -- Fiona Noble, <i>The Bookseller</i>, on <i>I Am Thunder</i> This one is special . . . punches well above the weight of most debuts -- <i>The Times</i>, on <i>I Am Thunder</i> This assured, hopeful debut feels unprecedented and essential -- <i>Guardian</i>, on <i>I Am Thunder</i> Funny and clever - a perspective long overdue in British fiction -- Alex Wheatle, <i>Guardian </i>prize-winning author of <i>Crongton Knights</i>, on <i>I Am Thunder</i> An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart -- Observer Children's Book of the Week, on <i>I Am Thunder</i>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Muhammad Khan is an engineer, a secondary-school maths teacher, and a YA author. He takes his inspiration from the children he teaches, as well as his own upbringing as a British-born Pakistani. He lives in South London and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at St Mary's. His critically acclaimed first novel, I Am Thunder, was published by Macmillan Children's Books in 2018. Kick the Moon is Muhammad's second novel.

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