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The first and second books in the critically acclaimed Dance Sequence by Carnegie Medal-winning author, Aidan Chambers

In Breaktime, Ditto challenges Morgan to prove that literature is crap and triggers off a chain of events to alter his outlook of life forever. Ditto faces a series of charges from Morgan against literature: that all fiction is Done. Finished. Dead; a sham and a pretence. He undertakes faithfully to record a life in the week of Ditto - with all the chaos of reality thrown in - and his literary creation reveals more about himself than he originally bargained for.

In Dance on My Grave, life in his seaside town is uneventful for Hal Robinson, nothing unusual, exciting or odd ever happens to him - until now that is. Until the summer of his 16th birthday when he reaches a crossroads of choices in life. He foolishly takes a friend's boat for a day's sailing, gets into difficulty and is rescued by Barry Gorman. Their ensuing relationship results in a tumultous summer for Hal as he experiences the intense emotions of his first teenage love.

Reviews

Clever and imaginative, wide and spacious

Evening Standard

An immensely rich piece of work . . . Entertaining, stimulating and thought-provoking

School Library Journal

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  • Breaktime & Dance on My Grave
    Aidan Chambers

    Paperback

    9781909531352

    October 27, 2014

    Definitions

    400 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448102082

    November 30, 2011

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    400 pages

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