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Running Out of Time: Teaching Resources

About the book

Running Out of Time is a thrilling, unputdownable debut, with extraordinary twists and incredible action, from an incredible new voice in children’s fiction.

Alex can steal time. The most he can take at the moment is fifteen seconds, which is not a lot.

When Alex and his father are forced to flee their home to escape a brutal government, they begin a life-threatening journey across Europe. But when they are separated before they can reach Britain, Alex finds himself alone, with only his extraordinary gift to keep him alive.

Perfect for fans of Alex Rider, Artemis Fowl, and Inception, Running out of Time is an ingenious, high-concept thriller with a twist that you won’t believe.

About these resources

These chapter-by-chapter resources are great for class discussion and bookclubs. Also included are cross-curriculum activities based on the book including English, Art, Geography, PSHE and Maths.

Key themes of this book include: an exploration of choice and fate; familial relationships – particularly father and son; and the experiences of refugees.

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