The Boy Who Couldn’t

The Boy Who Couldn’t

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Suitable for 8-15 years olds

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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:

  1. 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?
  2. What do you think is the moral message within the story? Has it changed your opinion on anything?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. Nature features a lot throughout the story. Why is this and how does it link to Greg?
  6. 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?
  7. What do you think about the ending of the story? Would you have liked it to end differently? How?