Last Days of Archie Maxwell by Annabel Pitcher
9781781127285 Barrington Stoke
Dads leave home all the time. It's not that unusual, really. Leon's dad walked out.
So did Mo's. But Archie's? Well, that's a different story - a story that Archie must keep secret at all cost. Archie knows he should accept Dad for who he is, so he hides his turmoil until he can stand it no longer.
With nowhere else to turn, he finds himself at the railway track. The track has been calling to him, promising escape, release. The only problem is, it's been calling to someone else too...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+