Out on 24 January 2019

Kick the Moon

Muhammad Khan

4.44 based on 9 ratings & 5 reviews on Goodreads.com
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24 January 2019
9781509874071
320 pages
Synopsis

A powerful, compelling novel from the critically-acclaimed author of I Am Thunder, about making friends, and breaking them too.

Fifteen-year-old Ilyas is under pressure from everyone: GCSE's are looming and his teachers just won't let up, his dad wants him to join the family business and his mates don't care about any of it. There's no space in Ilyas' life to just be a teenager.

Serving detention one day, Ilyas finds a kindred spirit in Kelly Matthews, who is fed up with being pigeonholed as the good girl, and their friendship blows the social strata of high school wide open. But when Kelly catches the eye of one of the local bad boys, Imran, he decides to seduce her for a bet – and Ilyas is faced with losing the only person who understands him. Standing up to Imran puts Ilyas' family at risk, but it's time for him to be the superhero he draws in his comic-books, and go kick the moon.

Kick the Moon, is Muhammad Khan's explosive second novel, with original comic-book art from Amrit Birdi, bestselling illustrator of Username:Evie.

'Funny, angry, powerful' Patrice Lawrence, award-winning author of OrangeBoy

'Khan's gift for authentic characters and believable dialogue makes his writing sing' Bookseller

This book will make you angry. This book will make you laugh. Muhammad writes with humour and empathy about friendship, belonging, toxic masculinity, maths and - best of all - comic geekery. Fabulous!

Patrice Lawrence, award-winning author of OrangeBoy

This is a book about racism, toxic masculinity, bullying and finding your voice. Khan's gift for authentic characters and believable dialogue makes his writing sing

Fiona Noble, Bookseller

An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart

Observer Children's Book of the Week, on I Am Thunder