Author: Alan Gibbons Illustrator: Chris Chalik Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd. Description: Lennie is mad about football but at a match he comes face to face with the dark side of the game – fan violence and racism. In this session we’ll be discussing the characteristics of fiction and non-fiction. We’ll begin with an extract about the great Liverpool player John Barnes to find out about the characteristics of non-fiction, then read a fiction passage to contrast the two types of writing. The after-reading activity is all about asking clarifying questions. Skills: Listening; comprehension