Combat Zone (Rugby Academy #1)
First title in a rugby trilogy. Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in the armed forces, and the UK is drawing perilously close to war in the Middle East. New boy Woody is desperate to escape the school and find his way to his dad's military base, but his dad has been mobilised. He's gone. Worried and unhappy, Woody turns to the only thing that could help get him through - rugby. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
Originally from Leeds, and previously shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize, Tom is best known for his Football Academy and Foul Play series. He credits articles about football with getting him into reading and libraries across the country attest to thefact that he is one of the main motivating factors for boys getting into books today.