Why this book?
This is very hard to put down and an absolute joy to read. Two boys find themselves swimming in cash that was destined for destruction and decide to make the most of it. Problem is, in a few weeks this dosh won't be legal tender, so they've got to spend it fast! Anthony wants to invest in real estate, but younger brother Damian wants to do good with it and earn rungs on the ladder to Heaven, where his mum is. Sadly, doing good is not as straightforward as it might seem. My favourite bit is when he buys two dozen birds from a pet shop and sets them free. The liberated birds reappear from time to time throughout the story.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Entertaining and highly original, this novel appeals strongly to all young readers.
What are the themes?
Bereavement, family, grown up, self discovery, responsibility, relationships, social conscience and money and its power to corrupt!
Many opportunities for studying framework objectives relating to humour, dialogue, characterisation and openings.