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Suitable for 8-15 years olds
The school bully is the only one who can save them.
James’ life has been turned upside down and now the local bully has made him a target. So why would his mother insist he should invite him over? Especially when they’re hiding a secret badger clan at the bottom of the garden.
Now the badgers are under threat from a gang with fighting dogs and the badgers aren’t the only ones in peril.
Danger is approaching and it will make the most unlikely of heroes.
A story about becoming the person you can be, not the person you are expected to be.
“An important story, that everyone should read. Rachel makes the characters so real, I felt I knew them – I couldn’t put the book down.” Beta Reader
Suggested Book Club Discussion Questions:
- At the beginning of the story, Greg is not a likeable character. This is a risk by the writer – what do you think is the effect of having a character like Greg at the beginning? Did you warm to him as the story progressed?
- What do you think is the moral message within the story? Has it changed your opinion on anything?
- Deep in the dark woods, is a bridge spanning a tiny river. What do you think is the significance of the bridge in the woods?
- Parallels are drawn within the story, between the misconception of badgers being aggressive and the antagonist being a misunderstood child. How successful do you think this is as a story theme?
- Nature features a lot throughout the story. Why is this and how does it link to Greg?
- James is not always 100% likeable throughout the story, sometimes appearing selfish and spoilt. Why do you think the author chose to portray him like that?
- What do you think about the ending of the story? Would you have liked it to end differently? How?