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This review is from: Thunder and Lightnings (Puffin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This story for readers of 9-12 contains no wizards, shape-shifters, spies, dystopia, zombies or vampires (even of the aircraft sort!). There's very little action, no moments of life-or-death peril or one-word sentences.
However, there are characters I cared about, and plenty of realism, feeling and insight about what it's like to be a 12 year old at a new school, or to be the class oddball. On top, some lovely observational humour.
I'm not sure if children today still read books like this, but they ought to!