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By: Helen Allan

The Diary of a Boy

Pages: 120 Ratings: 5.0
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A boy finds himself a survivor after a traumatic, mysterious event occurs all over the world. Without any kind of communication, he has to resort to new ways of coping.

He writes his thoughts in a two-year diary as he tries to come to terms with the events happening to him. He goes on a road trip to find other members of his family and meets many exciting, frightening and dramatic events on the way.


He has to learn new skills and adapt to the new way of living.


Does he cope? Does he find others like him? Does he reach his family? Does he survive?

Helen Allan has been telling and writing stories for children all her life, for her own, and extended family and friends. She had used story telling in her work with children, from early years to late teens.


She is committed to helping young people understand the world through stories.


Helen lives in Scotland, in a very old house, with her dog, Buster.

Customer Reviews
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  • Sharon Hall

    Loved this book, it really got me thinking about the issues raised. I also liked all the references to places I have been in the uk. I will recommend this book to friend's.

  • Margo Neilly

    Absolutely loved this book , very well written and very current in terms of how teenagers relate in this changing and often challenging world . The content is deep and makes you think . It's a thought provoking book and should be in all schools. A must for teenage boys , and girls. I liked the thought provoking questions at the end , enables teenagers to think about their own resources and resilience and how they might cope if technology and home comforts became unavailable . Helen Allen also covers the topic of grief and separation. Though dark at times it is also is hopeful too in re building communities . Have already recommended it to teachers I know . It was good reading about UK places and geography, it brings up problem solving and resource finding . I highly recommend it to you .

  • Isla M

    i LOVED this book! It was the only thing that kept me off my iPad and I read it in a day. As a 12 year old it was a great book and it got me thinking and I will recommend to friends. Over all great book!

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