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Thalidomide Kid
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:39:37 am »
This is at a promotion price of 0.99 :)



Meet Daryl, a survivor of the Thalidomide tragedy who calls himself Thalidomide Kid. 
Meet Celia, the new girl at Lewis Lane Primary School and daughter of the deputy headmaster of the local comprehensive school.
Together they form an alliance and a special friendship is born.
But who is Stephen Arundel and what does he want?
A bittersweet story about young love and emerging sexuality.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 04:55:05 am by Kate R »

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    Re: Thalidomide Kid
    « Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 07:33:40 am »


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    Re: Thalidomide Kid on a promo
    « Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 06:05:22 am »
    This book is on a promotion until May 21st 2015


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    Re: Thalidomide Kid on a promo
    « Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 02:45:38 pm »
    Last day to get this book for 0.99

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    Re: Thalidomide Kid on a promo
    « Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 03:21:09 pm »
    This is on a 0.99 promo again for Valentine's Day and week!

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    Re: Thalidomide Kid on a promo
    « Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 12:13:51 pm »
    This quirky romance is on a 0.99 promo for Valentine's Day again :)

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    Re: Thalidomide Kid on a promo
    « Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 02:15:10 pm »
    Really pleased with this latest 5 star review  :)

    "For me, this book drew me in, charmed me, held my attention, evoked my empathy and made me totally believe in the characters. Those are the things I am constantly looking for in novels, and this story delivered and left me smiling and wiping away the tears. At the start of the story, Darly and Celia are nearing the end of the final year at Primary School. Celia is the daughter of the deputy head of the local senior school, and Daryl is the youngest son of a family with a reputation for criminal activities and bad behaviour. The novel follows their formative years, from the last year of Primary, to the last year of Secondary school. At first it is Celia who is curious about the boy with no arms. They become friends slowly and hesitantly, although they move in different social circles, and it is clear from the start that Celia's father does not approve of Daryl or his family. Darly soon falls for Celia in a big way, but it takes an age for them to finally get together. The author handles this perfectly, our emotions lifting and falling with the characters, as they circle around each other during their early teenage years. So many issues are handled in this gentle exploration of puberty, sexual awakening and social acceptance. You cannot help but feel for Celia, as she finds her footing in senior school and struggles to cope with bullying from both teachers and pupils. Daryl is such a strong character, you cannot help but fall in love him. At times I had a nervous feeling in my stomach whilst reading, as I so desperately wanted things to go right for him! The author is realistic however, in the likelihood of happy endings, although Daryl is able to prove himself in heroic fashion to Celia's father. I loved how the story was told from their point of view, using their language, and I absolutely adored the retro quality to this novel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys character driven fiction, gritty storylines which explore social issues, all weaved together with a delicious nostalgic feel. It made me smile from start to finish and I will continue to think about the characters and wonder what happened next..."

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1925189357?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1


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    Thalidomide Kid
    « Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 02:47:45 pm »
    Thalidomide Kid is free for those in Kindle Unlimited and has a new cover






    Meet Daryl, a survivor of the Thalidomide tragedy who calls himself Thalidomide Kid. 
    Meet Celia, the new girl at Lewis Lane Primary School and daughter of the deputy headmaster of the local comprehensive school.
    Together they form an alliance and a special friendship is born.
    But who is Stephen Arundel and what does he want?
    A bittersweet story about young love and emerging sexuality.





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    « Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 03:19:50 am by Ann in Arlington »

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    Re: Thalidomide Kid
    « Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 04:56:25 am »
     Valentine's Day promotional price - an offbeat romance :)


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