The Scouting Book for Boys (2009) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Best friends David and Emily enjoy their carefree life in a coastal caravan park. When they learn that Emily is being forced to move away, David he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the beach. Emily's absence soon becomes complicated, as David watches the effect on her family and police suspect one of their neighbors of involvement. When Emily tells David the real reason she wants to hide, his world is shattered. With his complex feelings for Emily growing stronger due to their shared hidden existence, David takes action.

  • When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined.



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  • David and Emily, both 14, live almost as brother and sister (they're not) on a Caravan Park on the coast of Norfolk. They fill their days walking down water slides and jumping between Caravan roofs. Then Emily goes missing, and slowly David's life begins to transform in ways he'd never imagined...

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