The hero of Crash is Patrick, known as Poddy.
He has Downs Syndrome and his brother Jack gest sick of him tagging along with him.
That’s until the car crash. Jack and his father are both unconcsious and it’s up to Poddy to save them.
William Taylor captures his characters’ voices, conveys their feelings matter of factly and takes the reader with them.
This is a moving and inspirational book. A friend who has a pupil with Downs Syndrome read Crash to her class and said the story held them spellbound.
Post 6 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.
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