Eddie Allen’s Falling touches on the issue of homelessness especially in relation to young people. Homelessness has become an increasing problem in the UK over the last decade – just look at the increasing number of rough sleepers on our streets. And now with the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem is set to become even worse as people lose their jobs and income and slip through the ‘safety nets’.
With this in mind, Eddie Allen has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for the homeless charity THE BIG ISSUE. Eddie is making Falling available for ‘free’ in return for a small donation to his Just Giving page. All money raised goes directly to THE BIG ISSUE charity whose street vendors need our help more than ever during the coronavirus crisis. Their income comes from selling the BIG ISSUE magazine and with the streets in lock-down, their vendors cannot make a living.
To download your copy of Falling and make a donation to THE BIG ISSUE and help support the homeless, just click on the link here.
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Falling focuses on six momentous months in the life of 16-year-old Jack – and when Eddie Allen wrote the story he knew that it would appeal specifically to teenage boys and girls. However the issues that it covers are relevant to parents and all adults.
Falling is part of a ‘journey’ in a young person’s life. It is a journey that we have all been on – one that is sometimes sad and in Jack’s case, even harrowing. It is a journey of ups and downs – of love and of lost love – it’s a journey that we can all relate to and it highlights the unseen pressures that young people so often face.
If you have an interest in cricket, then Falling will really appeal to you because the first part of the novel tracks Jack and his village cricket team’s progress in the county cup (as well as the relationship that develops between Jack and his teammate’s sister). But if you’ve never watched or played cricket and have no interest in sport, don’t worry – we are sure that you will still enjoy the book.
You can read an extract here.
We’ve teamed up with homeless charity, THE BIG ISSUE, to bring you a ‘free’ copy of Falling. All we ask is that you make a small donation to the charity via Eddie Allen’s Just Giving page. Please donate as much or as little as you like. We’ll leave it up to you.
You can read more about THE BIG ISSUE here and why now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, this charity needs your help more than ever.
To donate and then download your copy of Falling, just follow these simple steps:
- Follow this link to Eddie Allen’s BIG ISSUE Just Giving page
- Make your donation
- Fill out this short form. All we need is your name and email and in return we’ll email you back an eBook version of Falling suitable for reading on a Kindle, iPad or laptop
Thank you for helping the homeless and we hope you enjoy your copy of Falling!
Eddie Allen is always looking for feedback from readers so please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org