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Blame

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What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed? That's the situation in which Ant finds herself - together with her little brother Mattie and their foster-parents, she's locked up in a new kind of family prison. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished `heritage' crimes of their parents. Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home - and when things finally erupt, they realize they've got one chance to break out. Everyone wants to see them punished for the sins of their mum and dad, but it's time for Ant to show the world that they're not to blame. A new nail-bitingly taught YA suspense thriller, from author of the bestselling ITCH series, Simon Mayo.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 330g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552569070
  • 9780552569071
  • 161,673

About Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. To find out more about Simon and his ITCH books go to www.itch-books.co.ukshow more

Review quote

"Action-packed and tightly written . . . the tension does not let up, while the underlying theme of blame makes us consider how the older generation can leave a heritage of harm to the young" * Sunday Times *show more

Back cover copy

Heritage crime [noun]: A previously undetected crime committed by your parents or grandparents for which you are held responsible. Ant and her brother, Mattie, are locked up in Spike, a new family prison. Society demands they do time for the unpunished heritage crimes of their parents. Tension is simmering inside the jail. When the tension breaks and a riot begins, Ant realizes they've got one chance to break out. It's time for Ant to show the world that they're NOT TO BLAME.show more

Review Text

"Action-packed and tightly written . . . the tension does not let up, while the underlying theme of blame makes us consider how the older generation can leave a heritage of harm to the young"show more

Rating details

276 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 28% (78)
4 38% (105)
3 22% (62)
2 8% (22)
1 3% (9)
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