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The Universe versus Alex Woods

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*Perfect for fans of A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS*

**RICHARD AND JUDY summer bookclub read 2013, Amazon Rising star, and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize**

*** A funny and touching story of an unlikely friendship and an improbable journey***

Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life.

He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies.

He also knows that even the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it.

What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend. Someone who tells him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make the best possible choices.

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing.

A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever read.

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Seitenzahl 416, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 31.01.2013
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781444765908
Verlag Hodder & Stoughton
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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Potsdam am 09.07.2016

Seit langem ein Buch, das ich in einem durchgelesen habe. Schöne Geschichte über die Freundschaft zwischen einem außergewöhnlichen und einem älteren Mann. Humorvoll, aber auch ernsthaft, zum Nachdenken anregend

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