Read Between the Lies book and activity pack

Read Between the Lies book and activity pack

Malcolm Duffy
  • Includes an exclusive Wolf Brother print signed by bestselling author Michelle Paver.
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Thought-provoking family drama for readers aged 12+

Young readers will be moved by Read Between the Lies by Malcolm Duffy, which comes with an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in February 2023.


Read Between the Lies is a smart, powerful contemporary drama packed with empathy and characters young readers will be drawn to. Tommy and Ryan's story will have you gripped and make you think.

~Sarah

16-year-old Ryan and 17-year-old Tommy are two teens from different parts of the country, with different backgrounds, and who go to different schools. But they have one thing in common– they’re both dyslexic. While Ryan has come to terms with his dyslexia and is succeeding at school, Tommy is in denial, and won’t seek support. Tommy’s issue comes to a head when he’s forced to face his greatest fear – reading in public. He turns to the one person he never thought he’d ask for help – Ryan..


Malcolm Duffy is a Geordie born and bred, but now lives in Surrey with his wife and daughters. His two previous young adult books, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. and Sofa Surfer were shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal.


The activity pack includes stickers, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Malcolm Duffy. There’s also a word puzzle to solve and an online dyslexia simulator to try, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations. Also included is an exclusive Wolf Brother print signed by bestselling author Michelle Paver.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

We'll happily add a handwritten note to your order. Simply leave your message in the box on the cart page.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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