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The Death Defying Pepper Roux Award-winning author

by Geraldine McCaughrean (author)

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his parents haven’t bothered with him much, knowing that his life would be short-lived. So when Pepper wakes up on his 14th birthday he knows this will be the day that he’ll die. But as the day wears on, and Pepper finds himself still alive, he decides to set off to sea in an attempt to try and avoid death for as long as possible. As time goes on Pepper steps into many roles and personas and has numerous outrageous adventures. But can he stay one step ahead of death? Or will fate catch up with him? And, if he does live, which of his many lives will he choose to adopt?

This riot of a story is a wonderful adventure, and Pepper is an unforgettable character who stays with you long after his story has been told.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780192756039

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.4; Middle years; 10.0 points

Other details

  • 256 pages

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Geraldine McCaughrean

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  1. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    Very interesting

  2. bouncybunny
    on 7 March 2013

    A really good and enjoyable book I was glad when pepper ran away I would of done the same I know Iwouldnt be ready to die at 14