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A Waste of Good Paper By Sean Taylor

A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor

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Summary

This is a brilliant debut teenage novel, to be compared with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

A Waste of Good Paper Summary

A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor

The story of Jason, a boy at Heronford School for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The journal tells of the comic and sometimes uncomfortable day to day events at the school, with Jason, his teachers and classmates. And it explores his family life with his mother, who has recently given up taking heroin, and her violent, drug-taking ex-boyfriend, who returns unexpectedly. And then there is the storyteller who works at the school. He tells the boys the Russian folktale of a young man with a faithful horse, who overcomes a manipulative king. Jason is searingly, touchingly honest about his life and relationships, and through his journal he begins to reach an understanding of himself.

This is a brilliant debut teenage novel, to be compared with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

A Waste of Good Paper Reviews

'Utterly heartbreaking ... But I also found myself laughing out loud at the brutal honesty in the journal ... I loved the book.'


'This is a very funny book, capturing a compelling teenage voice, and unfolding an ultimately heart-warming story of how broken families can mend.'


Gritty and emotional


An insightful and moving account of Jason's life and how he struggles to overcome the odds.

Gritty and emotional

A very funny, yet moving, novel.

'A moving, first person story that captures the frustrations and pent-up fury of a boy with a lot of problems... Jason's journal portrays a journey from despair to hope for a better life ahead.'

'This is a very funny book, capturing a compelling teenage voice, and unfolding an ultimately heart-warming story of how broken families can mend.'

'Utterly heartbreaking ... But I also found myself laughing out loud at the brutal honesty in the journal ... I loved the book.'

About Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor is an award-winning author of over 50 books for young readers of many different ages. As well as writing, he has many years' experience visiting schools, where he works with poetry and storytelling to encourage young people to write themselves. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bristol. www.seantaylorstories.com

Additional information

GOR003797565
9781847802682
1847802680
A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2012-05-03
290
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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