THE HILARIOUS COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ABOUT A BOY
’Touching, very funny’ Guardian
’There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.’
Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding. There’s no ice. Life is ticking along nicely for Sam; his Mum’s got rid of her rubbish boyfriend, he’s thinking about college and he’s met someone. Alicia.
Then a little accident happens. One with big consequences for someone just finding his way in life. Sam can’t run (let alone skate) away from this one. He’s a boy facing a man’s problems and the question is – has he got what it takes to confront them?
Slam is a novel about a boy who has to grow up in big, big hurry. It is The Catcher in the Rye for the 21st century.
’Very funny…very real’ Daily Telegraph
’Hornby gets his point across with the subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read’ Independent
’A moving read for anyone’ Elle