About this book
A powerful novel about a boy who is beaten by his mother's boyfriend, and goes on to develop a strong bond with his grandmother, when his mother leaves the abusive home. Readership level: 9 - 11 yrs.
In real life, Jake is never safe. He lives in constant fear of his mother's violent boyfriend. But in his imaginary tower he can dream up his own father - the stranger who gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck the day he was born and went away for ever. Jake doesn't believe dreams ever come true. But sometimes they do.
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