"Simon’s my best friend and sometime in the next year or two years, he’s going to die."
Simon is a typical teenager in every way except one. Simon likes girls, weekends and enjoys mucking about and playing practical jokes. But what is different is that Simon has muscular dystrophy – he is in a wheelchair and doesn't have long to live.
A story told by Nathan, about Simon - his life, struggles and friends.
Nathan insists that Simon be in the class video about suffragettes. When he wheels in he ends up being filmed with Brady on his lap. Simon's off to the Paratai Home for the Disabled in the holidays… Audio
Nathan spends a week with his Dad and his girlfriend, Emma. Dad gives him a letter for his Mum. Simon gets back from camp looking thinner. Nathan's still keen on Brady. Simon has feeling for girls… Audio
David Hill is well known to Radio New Zealand listeners for his stories and reviews, and also to readers world wide for his novels for young adults. See Ya, Simon was his first book for young adults, published in 1992.
Peter Hambleton is a well-known Wellington stage, film and television actor, and stage director. He plays the dwarf Glóin in The Hobbit film series.