Stewart Foster talks about his latest book

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Stewart Foster came into the Academy today to talk to pupils in Year 8 about his latest book “All The Things that Could go Wrong”, which has been shortlisted for this year’s James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book awards.

Pupils asked him why he had written a book about bullying, and OCD? He said he wanted to make his readers aware of these topics, and challenge bullying. He also has first-hand experience of someone with OCD, and he tackles this subject head on, in a deeply moving and hopeful story.

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Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he’s taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex.
Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school . . .
Then the boys’ mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. When two enemies are stuck together for the whole of the school holidays – could it be the start of an unlikely friendship?”
— Stewart Foster