When Mr Dog Bites

Brian Conaghan
When Mr Dog Bites
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ISBN:
9781408843017
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Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Key Stage:
KS3 - KS4
Publication Date:
12 Mar 2015
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Dylan Mint has Tourette's. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed. But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mum, Dylan discovers that he's going to die in March. So he makes a list of things he must do before he dies: first, he wants to have real sex with gorgeous Michelle Malloy; second, he's got to find his autistic best friend Amir a new best bud; third, he's got to get his dad back home from the army so they can say goodbye properly. It's not a long list, but it's ambitious, and he doesn't have much time. Sometimes you've just got to go for it - no holding back - and see what happens . . .

This is the launch of a major new writing talent. Brian Conaghan makes you travel every step of the way in Dylan's shoes, laughing and crying - often at the same time - as Dylan faces the twists and turns of an unfair world with glorious optimism and wit.

Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2015.

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Year 8 - Year 11 [GCSE]
Subjects Covered:
  • Fiction
  • • Romance

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United Kingdom
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