Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

Paperback Corgi Books

By (author) Malorie Blackman

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  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552548626
  • ISBN 13: 9780552548625
  • Sales rank: 29,155

Product description

In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood. You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby. You're happy to look after it, just for an hour or two. But then she doesn't come back - and your future suddenly looks very different. Malorie's dramatic new novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.

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Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Noughts & Crosses has won several prizes, including the Children's Book Award. Malorie is also the only author to have won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award twice with Hacker and Thief! Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she received an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.

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"An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best" Guardian "Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school" The Times "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away" Independent "Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner" Financial Times "This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed" Daily Telegraph

Back cover copy

‘So what am I supposed to do?’ ‘You take a deep breath, you grow up and you man up. You have a daughter now . . .’ You’ve got it all planned out. A summer of freedom, university, a career as a journalist - your future looks bright. But then the doorbell rings. It's your ex-girlfriend, and she's carrying a baby. Your baby. You agree to look after it, just for an hour or two. Then she doesn't come back - and your life changes for ever. A gripping and original story about love, relationships and growing up the hard way.