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    DescriptionThis is the love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction. Melvin Burgess' most ambitious and complex novel is a multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy. It is the winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.


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    Title
    Junk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Melvin Burgess
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 276 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781783440627
    ISBN 10: 1783440627
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    Libri: ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095
    BIC subject category V2: YXJ
    Libri: KIND1447
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039040
    BIC subject category V2: 5AN
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YXJ
    Publisher
    Andersen Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Andersen Press Ltd
    Publication date
    05 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs including journalism before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He lives in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Three of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
    Review quote
    "Everyone should read Junk." The Times "Melvin Burgess's ground-breaking Junk remains the best book about teenagers and drugs to this day" Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Online "Occasionally a 'teenage novel' comes along which makes one reconsider the whole genre and its potential. Such a book is Melvin Burgess's Junk." -- Robert Dunbar Children's Books in Ireland "Brilliantly and sensitively written, it encompasses the raw, savage and ecstatic world of the adolescent mind... a superbly crafted and important book" TES "Beautifully written" The Times