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Check Mates - Stewart Foster

Some people think that I’m a problem child, that I’m lazy and never pay attention in lessons. But the thing is, I’m not a problem child at all. I’m just a child with a problem.
 
Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for.

Stewart Foster was named a New Author to Watch by The Guardian and was an Amazon Rising Star for his adult novel, published in the UK. Bubble is his first book for young readers. Totally obsessed with soccer, he lives in Bath, England, with his two daughters, Lois and Tallulah.

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To find out more, please go to Stewart's website.