2010-2019 All CEFR B2 English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs)

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

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A boy named Alex finds an unlikely friend in an old man from a Kurt Vonnegut related book club in his local area. Alex’s life turns upside down when Mr. Peterson is diagnosed with a terminal illness, while having to manage his school life and teenage problems.

Year of Release: 2013

Author(s): Gavin Extence


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