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Big Brother

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When his dad leaves for a job in New York Ash is left to cope with his drug-addicted, alcoholic mother Rhonda, who decides to move away from the life she hates in Bristol to her home town of Liverpool, taking Ash away from his school, his mates and his gran. Not only does Ash have problems at home with a harassing, demanding mother, he becomes the easy target of a gang of bullies at his new school, the Jessop crew, because he talks with a different accent and wears a hearing aid. Then one day Ash meets the mysterious Big Brother, who wants to help Ash seek revenge on the Jessops, but it seems Big Brother has an agenda of his own. Just why is he so keen to help Ash destroy his enemies, and where did he come from? The pair strike up a partnership Ash is very soon desperate to break; the problem is Big Brother refuses to let him go.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 9mm | 310g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0955855020
  • 9780955855023
  • 1,378,614

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I was given a copy of this book for Christmas. I like books with unusual storylines that don't seem to fit into one particular category, and this one doesn't. I can see why the author gave it a science fiction rating, but it's more than that. It's a story about a boy who is disturbed by years of abuse and bullying not only by his peers but also by his mother, so when the Big Brother character appears he's unsure whether he's real or not. There's also a hint that the stranger could be a ghost. It's easy for the reader to become confused by what is happening here, but I think that is the point: the main character is confused and doesn't know what to make of what's going on. In the end all is revealed properly and the twist is interesting and makes sense of what has gone on before. The story is set in the present day and given the background of the main characters some strong language is used throughout. Although some readers may find the language offensive I appreciated that it was part of the culture of the characters. Well worth a read.show more
by YvetteS
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