The Dare

by John Boyne
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€2.90 EUR

A compelling quick read from the author of the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs. Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up.

Consumed by guilt, Danny’s mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family.

Told in John Boyne’s unique style from the point of view of the twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.

The Dare is a prescribed novel for year two and three students of the Junior Cycle English.