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Taken Away, by Russ Thompson

Taken Away: Easy-to-Read Novel for Teens

Miles is having trouble at home

and it’s spilling over into school. When he gets kicked off the basketball team he’s nearly ready to give up. Can he come to terms with his shame and reach out for help?

In his debut novel, Taken Away, Russ Thompson deals with tough issues in easy language and short chapters. Perfect for struggling readers, teens, and those of us with short attention spans. And plenty of basketball talk.

Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid goes to high school.

Russ is on a mission to write books for struggling readers, especially at the high school level. A former teacher and principal, Thompson has a fondness and compassion for kids who are missing out on the world of opportunity that reading offers. With Taken Away, he cracks the code. This book will help slow readers, English Second Language learners, dyslexics, and kids more interested in sports than school, to improve their reading skills. And it’s suspenseful and entertaining, too!

Homeschooling is another great way to help a struggling learner.

For more info, check out my homeschooling section and this post Also check out my book The Working Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling, available in ebook and paperback from your favorite retailer.

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