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The Fix

Written by Sophie Mckenzie

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sporting Stories

LoveReading View on The Fix

Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 8+. A tense novel about finding the special kind of courage needed to do the right thing in difficult circumstances. Blake is great footballer; playing football is all he wants to do but, with money worries at home, he knows he must do all he can to help his mum to pay the rent. Found trespassing, Blake is offered a way out of trouble by fixing a match. It could be easy money. Blake has to make hard and brave choices.

Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter.  The plot is clear, the characters appealing and there are plenty of visual clues, as dyslexics like to run a story like a video in their heads. 

Gripping football thriller, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers.

Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers.  Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category.

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The Fix Synopsis

Football is Blake's life - but it doesn't pay the rent. And if his mum can't do that, they're out on the street. So when a stranger makes him an offer, Blake finds it hard to resist. All he has to do is miss some goals and he'll earn enough cash to keep them going a little while longer. But what if Blake does fix the match? He could end up risking a lot more than just losing a game.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125496
Publication date: 15th May 2016
Author: Sophie Mckenzie
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: Sporting Stories

About Sophie Mckenzie

Sophie McKenzie is an award winning author of books for children, teenagers and adults. After growing up in London and going to university, Sophie became a journalist before doing a year-long course on writing for children. Her first book was published in 2005 and since then the number has risen to over 25. Read an author Q&A here.   You can see Sophie giving her writing tips in a video - click here. Author photo © J. Ring

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