Luke and Jon (Google eBook)

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Faber & Faber, Mar 18, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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Luke's mum is dead. He finds himself in a small, scruffy northern hill town, with a near silent father, who he fears might be trying to drink himself to death. Then he meets Jon.

Jon is massively strange. He wears 1950s clothes, has a side-parting and a twitch. The kids at school call him 'Slackjaw'. When Luke discovers his secret, Jon changes his life in more ways than he can imagine.

Luke and Jon is a coming of age novel about family, bereavement and how lives can change forever in a single second. Written with great power, warmth and humour, it signals a hugely engaging and original new voice. Compelling and emotionally acute, it is a unique debut.


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User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

This was a really absorbing book that was emotional and moving. Great writing and wonderful characters, in my opinion. Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Chan - Goodreads

I need to reevaluate my sister's random library selections because this pick blew me away. (I do find it odd how the narrator is so precocious for someone who's 13 years old. It doesn't take away from the reading experience though.) Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire and currently lives in Manchester. He would like to live by the sea. Luke and Jon is his first novel.

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