Bubble Boy (class set, 30 books)

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Amir is mad. He's crazy. But the hospital wouldn't let a crazy person in.

They must have interviewed him and checked his qualifications. But maybe he didn't even meet them? Maybe he hasn't even come from India. He might have arrived on an alien spaceship and snuck in here in the middle of the night.

Eleven-year-old Joe can't remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London's rooftops. His condition means he's not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his 'bubble'. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever.

  • 320 pages
  • longer novel requires sustained reading between sessions
  • could be read as a class novel with selected passages used for depth in guided reading
  • Themes: freedom, heroes, friendship
  • Free discussion notes on this website

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Bubble Boy discussion guide

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Joe can't remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London's rooftops. Joe suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency, a genetic condition that means he has no resistance to infection. His condition means he's not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his 'bubble'. But then someone new enters his world and changes it forever. This emotional story portrays how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustrations, and looks - with superhero-style bravery, curiosity and hope - to a future without limits.

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