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When Jimmyâs long missing father turns up out of the blue, Jimmy weaves himself the kind of happy future that heâd find in the films, which are his passion. With everything else in his life in a bit of a mess, his father seems exactly the superman he needs to put things right. But is he? Jimmy has to take another hard cold look at his future is this sharply observed insight into reality.

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Close-up by Sherry Ashworth

A gripping story told with a flawless teenage voice. Jimmy is mad about movies. He even thinks in film frames and he's finding his obsession a very useful way of blanking out his troubles with his mum and step-dad. His other distraction is his job at the coffee shop, working with Liz. Liz is having her own problems at home too but when Jimmy's estranged father turns up out of the blue, things get even more complicated. Liz's deep mistrust of Jimmy's father grows but will her concerns end up pushing Jimmy deeper into his father's dark and dangerous world?

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Edgy, witty, and wise. If your parents don't understand you, give them a copy of this book. --Frank Cottrell Boyce


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Sherry Ashworth is the author of several children's books, including The Dream Travellers and Paralysed.

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Publication date

4th September 2006

Author

Sherry Ashworth

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781416904748

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