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The Climbers

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Keith Gray, Tom Clohosy Cole

  • The Climbers
  • The Climbers
    Award-winning author Keith Gray captures the subtle agonies of teen life in a compelling, bittersweet tale of rivalry and friendship

120 pages
Interest Age: 11 to 18
Reading Age: 8
ISBN: 9781781129999

In this compelling story of teenage rivalry and friendship, award-winning author Keith Gray captures the subtle agonies and reality of life growing up in a small town.

Sully is the best climber in the village. He can scale the Twisted Sister's tangled branches and clamber up Double Trunker with ease. But when new kid Nottingham shows up and astonishes everyone with his climbing skills, Sully's status is under threat and there's only one way to prove who's best. Sully and Nottingham must race to climb the last unnamed tree. Whoever makes it to the top will become a legend. But something spiteful and ugly has reared its head in Sully ... Is it worth losing everything just to reach the top?

Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8.

"The Climbers is a moving, surprising story of competition, self-awareness, friendship, and the more you look, the deeper the damn thing gets."
- Patrick Ness

"Profound ... A neatly constructed page-turner."
- The Times, Children's Book of the Week

"Spare, brief, limpidly clear ... Distils the thin-skinned, painful sensitivity of teenage boys."
- The Guardian

"Taut and unflinching... a powerful punch of a book."
- Marcus Sedgewick, Author

"What a magnificent writer Keith Gray is."
- Anthony McGowan, Author