Fourteen year old Calum Brooks has big dreams. One day, hell escape this boring life and write movies, proper ones, with massive budgets and A-list stars. For now though, hes stuck coping alone while his dad works away, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay in with his gang of mates at school, who dont like new kids, especially foreign ones. But when his father invites his new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, to move in, Calums life is turned upside down. Hes actually sharing a room with the enemy! Hows he going to explain that to his mates? Yet when Calum is knocked down in a hit and run and breaks both legs, everything changes. Trapped at home, Calum and Sergei slowly start to understand each other, and even work together to investigate a series of break-ins at the local community centre. But Calum cant help feeling like Sergeis hiding something. Is he really trying to help, or cover up his own involvement in the crime? 928 Miles from Home is a powerful new story from the multi-award-winning author of Smart and A Seven-Letter Word, Kim Slater.