Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!
Hi everyone a day late! I’m really not very well at the moment, so unfortunately it’s taking me a while to do things and I’m spending a lot of time reading and playing games. I mean, that’s pretty cool, but not when you’re also being sick.
Enough about that and onto the book! My dear friend Chloe offered me some books recently, and I thought I’d tell you about one this week! I’d been eyeing up this book for a while, so when she offered it to me I jumped at the chance. Thank you Chloe!
Fourteen-year-old Calum Brooks has big dreams. One day, he’ll escape this boring life and write movies, proper ones, with massive budgets and A-list stars. For now though, he’s stuck coping alone while his dad works away, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay “in” with his gang of mates at school, who don’t like new kids, especially foreign ones. But when his father’s new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, move in, Calum’s is actually sharing a room with “the enemy!” How’s he going to explain that? Yet when Calum is knocked down in a hit and run and breaks both legs, everything changes. Trapped at home, Calum and Sergei slowly start to understand each other, and even work together to investigate a series of local break-ins. But Calum can’t help feeling like Sergei’s hiding something. Is he really trying to help, or cover up his own involvement in the crime?
Did you buy or receive any books this week?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽