"* On Fat Boy Swim, The Times said: 'Powerful, empowering... crackles with teenage anger and pain'; The Sunday Telegraph said: (this book) 'should be force-fed to every secondary school child in the country'; Bookseller said: 'This is a moving, tumultuous, roller-coaster, acidetched story (with) a galaxy of distinctive, memorable characters.' * On Tug of War the Independent said: 'Another gripping story... from an author who never disappoints'; Books for Keeps said: 'A raw and perceptive story'; Sunday Telegraph said 'Delicious'. * On Firestarter the Bookseller said: 'A gripping and edgy thriller that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.' * On The Drowning Pond the Guardian said: 'Bitingly plausible... a gripping page-turner'; the Glasgow Herald said: 'Expertly crafted... characters full of bite.' * On Skarrs the Guardian said: 'A novel that is both troubling and inspirational.'"
Catherine Forde was discovered on the slush pile. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lexi cographer for Collins and taught in secondary schools. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and two sons. All her books have received wide acclaim and Fat Boy Swim won the Grampian Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize; The Drowning Pond was nominated for the Scottish Book Award and shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award; and Skarrs was longlisted for the Carnegie. Catherine's new thriller Sugarcoated is published in April 2008.
This book is amazing. I would recommend it for older kids (10+) as it has some mean words in it not suitable for younger ones.Published on 30 Mar. 2013 by Caroline Buckle
A really good teen book which covers the theme of bullying very well. Jimmy is an overweight teenager who is picked on by everyone at school including some of the teachers and has... Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2012 by Den
This book is really boring and we were forced to read it in school. its about a stupid fat guy who has no friends, only read it if you have to like i did becuase it is really... Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2008 by H. Memess