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Shooting The Moon by V M Jones
  

Shooting The Moon

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A coming-of-age novel of a young man whose life is a balancing act between his passion – rock climbing - and his domineering father’s ambitions for him. As he confronts his life head on, events spiral out of control and the issues he faces and the choices he must make have a life and death consequence about them. Wonderfully pacy, well-written this is a sensitive yet powerful novel.

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Shooting The Moon by V M Jones

Pip McLeod's life is a balancing act between family, friends and his sporting passion, rock-climbing. When his father loses his job, and as his older brother's life goes into a dangerous downward spiral, Pip is forced to confront tough issues of loyalty and responsibility.

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The language is realistic and simple and will appeal to pre-teens as well as to the younger teenager. -- Vivien Hamilton * Telegraph * Pacy, well written and draws the reader in * Marlborough Express * Remarkable...This is a sensitive and powerful novel. -- Trevor Agnew * Magpies * A hugely satisfying high-energy read for that tough but oh-so-tender teen. -- Jenny Chamberlain * North and South * A well-written adventure and a powerful yet accessible text. * Write Away *


About the Author

Vicky Jones was born in Zambia and grew up in central and southern Africa, but now lives in New Zealand, and has joint New Zealand/UK citizenship. She is an award-winning author in New Zealand, notably as a finalist four times for the prestigious New Zealand Post Award, and winning it for her first ever book. She is married, and has two sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2008

Author

V M Jones

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781842707388

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