The Unluckiest Boy In The World
Winner of the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award, 2007!
This is the story of Nicholas Frith, who falls under an ancient curse while on holiday in Spain, and finds that misfortune and calamity now follow him wherever he goes. Naturally, not many people want to be friends with him, but at his new school, one girl is prepared to take the risk!
I've often wondered why some people seem to be 'lucky' and others the opposite - and this story is a little of what I thought about it.