Author(s): Peter Viney (Contribution by)
There was Alex! Well, his hair was the same, and his clothes were the same, but it was a new face. Plastic surgery? Yes, he had cut his face badly, but what about the broken back? What about the coma? Gail listened carefully to the song. Then she stood up.
'That's not Alex,' she said. 'It's not!'
Gail is a nurse at Midhurst Central Hospital. One evening there is an emergency. Alex Hayle, the singer, was in a car crash. He is in a coma and has a broken back. His manager moves Alex to a private hospital.
Currently comprising 16 titles across four stages - from beginner to upper intermediate - the series is carefully graded, lexically and structurally, to encourage young adults to read for pleasure and at speed. The stories are all, first and foremost, just that - stories, from ELT authors well known for their ability to craft original and engaging narratives to entertain and educate.
Each reader contains striking and contemporary full-colour illustrations and photos, resource pages of well-scaffolded exercises, and an easy-to-use glossary. Titles in Levels 1 and 2 are 32 pages each, while titles in Levels 3 and 4 are 40 pages each.