(1 customer review)
Publication Date: March 28, 2022
Categories: Young Adult, Young ChildrenISBN: 9781914471247
David is 11 years old and realises that he is somewhat different from other boys his age.
His dad is black, and his mum is white. When he was 9 years old, he was diagnosed as diabetic, and so he must have injections every day. It annoys him because he can’t seem to do them himself.
David’s cousin and best friend Mal lives just down the road; they are the same age, great mates, and hang out together most days. In the memorable summer of 2021, the boys make new friends and learn more about life. Most importantly they play a valuable part working with the police (including Mal’s dad, a police sergeant) and prove to everyone that they are two young lads who have got what it takes.
David doesn’t really mind being different but by the end of summer when the boys get involved in an adventure which they are never likely to forget, he realises he is more different than even he had thought. Somehow, he finds he possesses a special talent which proves to be invaluable...
Sally Bundock qualified in personnel management in 1979 and worked in various organisations including a food factory and Imperial College. Her favourite role was managing welfare and occupational health at The National Archives 1998-2010. Since 2010 she has worked with charities and as a freelance writer. Sally is currently Development Officer (South East) with the NHS Retirement Fellowship. Married to Frank, they have one lovely daughter, son-in-law and two delightful granddaughters. Sally has managed a netball squad since 1969 and is a regular runner. This is her second children’s book.
Pauline Williams (Guest Review) - 25 Apr, 2022
This is an intriguing story which I had to keep reading. With a strong contemporary setting, the young hero shows how individuality triumphs.