The Death Defying Pepper Roux
Publisher: Oxford University Press
For all of his short life, Pepper Roux has been waiting to die. Now, on his fourteenth birthday, he knows he won't have to wait much longer.
Unsurprisingly, when Pepper gets the chance to slip into someone else's life, he grabs it with both hands and embarks on a series of adventures which allow him to cheat death - at least for now.
Convinced the Grim Reaper will catch up with him, Pepper becomes embroiled in ever more improbable exploits until he dares to entertain the possibility that he may be able to avoid his fate after all.
This riotous, whimsical fantasy featuring a quixotic teenage hero is utterly compelling and, while humour is central to its appeal, a dark and disturbing undercurrent adds depth and meaning.