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Misfit

Misfit

About the Book

Author: Sally Hines

Age Range: 11-14 Years

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Price: £12.95

Review

Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language.

Printed on tinted paper, and with a dyslexia-friendly font and illustrations, Misfit is aimed at readers aged 11+, with a reading age of 9+, and is a warm-hearted take on black identity in modern Britain.

Permanently excluded from grammar school after responding violently to repeated bullying, George Turner moves to the comprehensive where his older brothers have a reputation for unruly and disruptive behaviour.

The teachers are suspicious of him by association, and his new classmates don’t want anything to do with the kid from the ‘posh school’ – apart from Bette.

But wouldn’t she like George better if he acted more like the rappers his siblings idolise?

There’s only one way to find out…

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