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A Seven Letter Word

A Seven Letter Word

by Kim Slater

ISBN: 9781509801138

Finlay's mother vanished two years ago. And ever since then his stutter has become almost unbearable. Bullied at school and ignored by his father, the only way to get out the words which are bouncing around in his head is by writing long letters to his ma which he knows she will never read, and by playing Scrabble online. But when Finlay is befriended by an online Scrabble player called Mason, everything changes. Could it be his mother secretly trying to contact him? Or is there something more sinister going on?


Olivia - Kimberley School - 2018

An amazing story. Involves real-life situations and shows that no matter how hard your life is or what problems you are faced with you will always find a way to get over them and move on to the next hurdle.

Eve - Kimberley School - 2018

An absolutely amazing book. One of the best that I have ever read! So touching. Following the story of a young boy with a stutter, a fleeing mother and an online scrabble friend, the scrabble counters begin to come together. She was kidnapped...

Hicham - Kimberley School - 2018

Really good book. It really highlights that whatever difficulty you have you can achieve anything you want.

Isabel - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

I really enjoyed this gripping story. It made me laugh and cry. Going through Finlay's story from his perspective made it even better.

Gracie - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

This book is the best book EVER and i love the way Finlay stutters.

Joshua - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

#stuff #Goodbook #Whyamihere

Alishba - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

I Absolutely loved this book. Probably because I like books with happy endings. And I felt happy for Finlay because his stutter's gone and he has found his mother,

Charlotte - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

This book was really good because there was suspense and cliff hangers. Also there was mystery because when Finlay's house was robbed I thought Oliver did it as he suddenly went to hospital.The ending was amazing!!!!!

Amariah - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

I really like this book because this book is really inspirational and makes you want to stand up for the people that have stutters and the seven letter word makes you want to sort out the bullied people with stutters.

Ben - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

Fantastic touching novel: wonderfully written and great storyline and a good sense of unpredictability.

Della - Arnold Hill Academy - 2018

This book is amazing. It has inspired me so much and I'm sure if you would read it it would do the same to you. I would 100% recommend this to any book lover. 5 stars.

Holly - Fernwood School - 2018

I loved this book and finished it in 5 days flat. I couldn't put it down when my parents came up to say say goodnight. I enjoy watching out for another book by Kim Slater.

Xanthe - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2018

This is an amazing story about finding your voice and family. I loved the fact it was set in Nottingham and it draws attention to the discrimination faced by minorities.

Jessica - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

I think this book was great. It had lots of realism and unexpected twists. It also raised awareness about online safety. I would definitely recommend this book.

Esther - Kimberley School - 2018

I thought that A Seven Letter Word was one of the best books I have ever read. The storyline is amazing and you really feel for the characters.

Similore - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

I really enjoyed your book. I find it very interesting and well plotted. It really is splendid to read.

Holly - Rushcliffe Spencer Academy - 2018

A great book! I loved it and couldn't put it down. I like how it is full of suspense, but it ends up having a lovely ending .

Rachel - Kimberley School - 2018

This is one of the most inspiring books I've ever read. My favourite character is definitely Finlay because of his passion to find out why his Mum truly disappeared!

Scarlett - Ellis Guilford School - 2018

Seven letter word was an interesting book with brilliant characters to follow. The story line was a little sad because the character went through a few tough times in the book and many people would relate to this.

Naomi - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

Fantastic book full of drama and surprises. I love the way the stuttering and his mum mixes in to the plot. It is a great read and I would definately recommend it to people, especially aged 9-12

Rowan - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

This was a great book, I couldn't stop reading it. I loved how it was very realistic and it was written so well. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Matthew - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

Very enthralling book that made me happy and sad all through the story. It took me a while to understand the story but it increases tension all the time - stunning storyline. I would recommend for 9-11 year olds.

Abigail - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

I loved Seven Letter Word! It had an amazing, emotional story about a boy with a stutter. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a thrilling, heart-warming story.

Leo - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

This has to have been one of my all time favourite books and has changed my favorite author. It was also about scrabble, something that I would never have thought books would be written about. I also liked how the main character wasn't very 'normal', but helped to create side plots.

Jacob - White Hills Park Federation - 2018

It was a very interesting read as it had an element of mystery and just as you think it is the end for Finlay, he joins the school scrabble club which sends him on an amazing adventure to find his mum.

Georgia - The Suthers School - 2018

I really enjoyed this book because it was imaginative but also realistic. It is the story of a secondry school child that has a stammer

Thomas - The Suthers School - 2018

Really liked this book i liked the bit when Alex's Dad gets hit on the head with a stick and Finlay has a fight with Oliver. And Oliver hurts his arm badly. :)

Emily - The Suthers School - 2018

I really liked this book because it was intense all the way through the book. I also liked how they picked a word and showed you how many points it worth in scrabble. I loved reading this book and it hooked me by the first page.

Aamina - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

The book has an amazing flow throughout the book from the beginning to the end of the book. There wasn't a lot of plot twist and real-life experience was involved during the book. I really enjoyed when at the start of every chapter, there was little notes of the rules of Scrabble.

Alex - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

A thrilling read with an inspirational plot which helps people feel secure with there stammer. It also covers problems like divorces. Truly amazing. I also like the fact that it shows that people with a disability like a stammer are still smart.

Fatimah - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

It is a great book and there is no lack of plot twists . You will always be interested as there is so much going on . It's almost like each page is a different story but not quite. There is a huge plot twist that you would never expect . I also like how there is a real life experience of bullying which makes reading the book a whole new thing to read as it's almost like real life.

Lilly - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

An amazing story line with each character's personalities exciting and fun.

Martha - Kimberley School - 2018

This was a really good book. I enjoyed reading it and think that the side of including a diary entry style to parts of the story made it very interesting

Olivia - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2018

It was a really good book it was just quite sad. I enjoyed reading about the bad things in other peoples lives. The climax was really exciting and the narrative was better than other books.

Ruby - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

This is an inspirational, heartwarming, brilliant book! It is a seven letter word: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I would recommend this to everyone and anyone!

Olivia - Hall Park Academy - 2018

I really enjoyed this book because of the moral of the story. I feel that it was a very heart-warming story because of the challenges that the main protagonist faces. It shows you can do anything, if you put your mind to it and surround yourself with the best people. As well as this i think it is spreads a very positive message to readers.

Oliver - Hall Park Academy - 2018

I enjoyed this book because it wasn't like the common "evil divorced dad", he had a kind dad instead.He seems relatable because he is a smart person who cannot prove it and it has a great plot twist that teaches the reader a valuable lesson. I enjoy how enemies come together as friends near the end as well.

Charlie - Carlton Le Willows Academy - 2018

An inspiring story with twists and turns of a little boy with a stutter searching for his mum. It is a seven letter word a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

Anya - The Suthers School - 2018

I found this book boring at the start but as I read on this book grew better. It was a good book and interesting. I felt sorry for Finlay because he was bullied because he had a stutter.

Rachel - The Suthers School - 2018

I loved all the made up words that you had to think about but at the start it was boring but when it got further into the book it intrigued me to read on

Emma - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2018

This book shows you the ups and downs of someone who has had to go through much hardship but still pulls through. You may gain emotional connections to some of the characters due to their gripping backstory.

Jacob - All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy - 2018

A book in which someone's life is centred around Scrabble. Expressive (22), but not overly so. A well explained life story with a dramatic representation of a child's life without a mothely figure to guide him.