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A profound story about inner strength and perseverance in the face of a life-changing event

Coming 7th July 2022


Life is going well for Sophie. She’s getting by at school, has some pretty awesome friends, and their band have made it through to the semifinals of the Battle of the Bands competition.

But when Sophie wakes up completely deaf one morning, the life she once knew seems like a distant memory. With lessons replaced by endless hospital appointments, and conversations now an exercise in lip-reading, Sophie grows quieter and quieter. Until she discovers the vibrations of sound through an old set of drums and wonders whether life onstage is actually still within reach.

So chuffed that Check Mates won the lovely UKLA 7-10 award. Voted for by teachers, making it that little bit special

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