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By Frank Cottrell Boyce

Liam has consistently felt rather like he is caught among worlds. this is often basically simply because he is a twelve-year-old child who feels like he is approximately thirty. occasionally it isn't so undesirable, like whilst his new important error him for a instructor at the first day of college or while he convinces a automobile broker to allow him take a Porsche out on a attempt force. yet in most cases it really is simply not easy, being a child trapped in an grownup global. And so he makes a decision to turn issues round. Liam cons his manner onto the 1st spaceship to take civilians into area, a unique flight for a gaggle of children and an grownup chaperone, and he's going because the grownup chaperone. it isn't lengthy ahead of Liam, with his pals, is caught among worlds again—only this time he is 239,000 miles from domestic. Frank Cottrell Boyce, writer of thousands and Framed, brings us a humorous and touching tale of the various ways that grown-upness is actually wasted on grown-ups.

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If you go missing, they worry that you might be dead. Then when they find you, they want to kill you. Dad was furious because while he’d been worrying himself sick I hadn’t been worried at all. Why wasn’t I worried? Because I knew he’d come back for me. I never thought for a minute he wouldn’t. When you’re a kid you think your dad can do anything. It’s different now. If you ask me now if I think Dad is going to pop up at the controls of this rocket, two hundred thousand miles above the surface of the Earth, and fly us back to Bootle, I’d say probably not.

Shoot down through France? Over the Pyrenees…” He was gone, imagining the whole journey in his head—the rivers, the mountains, the ferries, the desert. “Mr. Digby,” he said, “you deserve this car. ” So I turned the key in the ignition. The car made a sound like a cat purring. The man stepped aside and pointed to the hood. ” He smiled. It is at the moment, I thought. But in five minutes’ time it might well be a load of scrap metal. The thing about Level Two of course is that it has new and unexpected dangers.

You get back to your quest. ” It was only when he’d gone that I noticed he’d left his phone on my desk. And only when I picked it up that I remembered that my phone was a clone of his. So the number he’d deleted from my in-box should still be there in his. It was. I copied it back into my phone. I Am on Hold I made the call on the bus to school next day. I remember looking out of the window at all the people: queuing outside the post office, standing at the pedestrian crossing, going in and out of 24-hour Tesco.

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