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Jamie does not share his father's single-minded ambition that he will be a world squash champion and is desperate to escape from the verbal and physical abuse that will follow when he fails. When he helps a girl in danger, he puts things in perspective.
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Published June 7th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1st 1999)
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Wendelius
Shadows is the story of a boy who has family issues. Issues he isn't strong enough to confront and resolve on his own.

But when he meets a homeless girl who might have even bigger problems, he has a chance to learn a thing or 2 on dealing with problems...

Shadows captivated my 13 year old twins. Tim Bowler's writing is tense, fast paced and gripping. So this book is never less than a good thriller aimed at teenagers. The author doesn't shy away from difficult situations either, which is to be comm
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Yaseen
I picked this book in a charity shop a few months ago because books for 3 for a £1 or 50p, and it had an interesting cover, so yes I judged a book by its cover lol.

I've only just finished it now, over 4 months later, a combination of me being a bit busy back then and other books came into view afterwards. A fairly interesting story but not used to the dialogue in it as I mostly read Crime and Fantasy Novels. Just the ending picked it up for me, ending on a dark note.
Neill Smith
Jamie is a good squash player but lacks the anger and aggression to reach the top of his game. He also sees his place in the sport as contributing to the control his brutal father has over him. When a young street person drifts into his life he helps her and finds a focus for his life and a reason to use his new found aggression.
Bob Hartley
I've read this twice because my dad got my sister it when we were younger and I didn't know many books myself so I used to read the same books over again. Anyway, it's a good story and that's it. Writing style isn't all-singing all-dancing but it appeals to the well-mannered young man wearing a jumper within.
Donna
I read this in school as part of a student-voted book award competition. This wasn't my favourite book in the competition, although it won. I remember not liking it very much, but a can't really remember enough about it to know why. It's clearly not a book that sticks with you.
Huy
Hai đứa trẻ đấu tranh với những vấn đề của riêng mình,hai con người cô đơn ấy gặp nhau để rồi tìm thấy sức mạnh tiềm ẩn của bản thân. Một đề tài dù không mới nhưng được xử lý khá khéo léo và hấp dẫn.
Sarig Salil
I don't really know what to say. It brings you close, whispers you soft secrets of spring; Then kicks you in the balls. Beautiful. 16/16.
Rea
One of my favourite books. It made a big impact on me when I read it as a young teen.
Muneeza
I did not want to return this book back to the librarian.
Nell Fraser
A book a tier above the usual early-teen bildungsroman.
Evelien
Read twice, and still good ...
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