Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby


Thalidomide Kid

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

Daryl Wainwright is the quirky youngest child of a large family of petty thieves and criminals who calls himself ‘Thalidomide Kid’.

Celia Burkett is the new girl at the local primary school, and the daughter of the deputy head at the local comprehensive where she is bound the following September. With few friends, Celia soon becomes fascinated by ‘the boy with no arms’.

The story is about the blossoming romance and sexual awakening between a lonely girl and a disabled boy, and their struggle against adversity and prejudice as they pass from primary to secondary school in 1970s Cirencester. The story deals with themes and issues that are timeless.

Genre:  Fiction about Bullies for Children
Approx pages:  287


Thalidomide Kid was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?








1 comment:

  1. A huge thank you for this award. I am so happy and grateful to you all: to Pauline for hosting this award and to all the readers who've taken the time to read and evaluate - it means so much to me and keeps me going :)

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