John and Gerry have always been friends, brought together by their passion for football. Then Gerry's dad loses his job and everything turns sour. The two boys had always steered clear of the gangs at school, but Gerry gets drawn in and now he and John find themselves standing on opposite sides. Set in a tough inner city Liverpool estate, this story is about friendships, rivalries, and survival played out at school and on the football fields.
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Alan Gibbons is a prolific author, an infant school teacher and the father of four children. He lives in Liverpool and much of his writing stems from his involvement with inner-city children. He is an extremely popular speaker and visitor to schools and libraries, with a lot to say about children, particularly boys, and reading.
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Book Description Collins Educational. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 96 pages. Football, bullying, friendships and rivalries are all part of the survival game for these two boys. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. A story of fights, football and gangs, ideal for male reluctant readers. * The story: John and Gerry have always been friends, but when Gerry's dad loses his job, Gerry's game starts to go off and he gets involved with a gang. * Themes: gangs, school, teamwork, bullying, sport * Accessible read * Boys will love the positive central male characters * KS3 (S1/S2). Bookseller Inventory # 11827