By Khan, Muhammad
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, BooksellerRead more
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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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