Dropping In: a novel for 8 to 14 year olds about turning your disability into an advantage
Written by Geoff Havel
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Sticks and Ranga live on the same street, go to the same school and love the same things – skateboarding and PlayStation.
When new kid James arrives in his wheelchair, Sticks isn’t sure they can be friends. But Sticks quickly discovers they have a lot in common. Cerebral palsy stops James from doing some things but it hasn’t dulled his sense of humour – and he’s pretty brainy, too. The only thing James can’t do is join Sticks and Ranga when they go skateboarding – or can he?
Three mates, a beat-up old couch, a couple of skateboards and a steep hill ... what could possibly go wrong?
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
'vivid and dramatic' Magpies
'Exceptionally well written and a thoroughly absorbing from beginning to end.' Midwest Book Review
'a feel-good, entertaining introduction to some serious and important subjects.' Junior Books+Publishing
'Once I started reading Dropping In I really, really, really didn’t want to put it down.' Joseph, 11 years old, Alphabet Soup
'This story was funny, real and all too easy to imagine.' Good Reading Magazine
'Dropping In highlights the value of true friendship' Kidz Review Krew
'This is an excellent choice for boys who want to read a book that speaks to their lives.' The Book Chook
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Fiction for Middle Readers
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