Dylan Hughes and his family live at the Oasis Garage in Manod, North Wales. Although banned from helping with the cars since accidentally confusing engine oil with anti-freeze, he tries his best to be of use to his father by keeping a log of all the cars that visit the garage. He loves football, although he doesnít have anyone to play with since he is the last remaining boy in the village. He also loves Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, whom he honours by naming his motherís chicks after them.
Dylanís life will never be the same again after the events that unfold following the visits of a complete stranger, Lester, to Manod (in his steel grey BMW X5, top speed 155 mph). This is, in itself, a mystery as Manod is not sign-posted (it not being a funding priority as far as the local council is concerned). What is Lesterís interest in Manodís bleak slate mountain, and why are there fifteen white vans that accompany him? Dylan is determined to find out Ė or, at least, get a game of football!
If there is ever a book that you must read, this is it! No idle boast, it is filled with deadpan humour, fantastically created and credible characters, and a wonderfully told story. You will laugh and you will cry, but one thing is certain, you will not regret reading it.
Framed is, quite simply, stunning!
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