Fighting Back

Fighting Back

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'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Catherine MacPhail The Bookseller Following the success of the re-issue of 'Run Zan Run' this is another classic Catherine MacPhail title. Often requested at events, this in in fact her second novel after 'Run Zan Run'. Kerry and her mum have recently moved into new council accommodation in a tower block. Kerry's dad has recently left them, and Kerry and her mum are forging a new life together. But Kerry's mum is not the calmest or the most patient of people, particularly when it comes to getting on with the new neighbours. And when Kerry's mum refuses to be intimidated by Ma Lafferty, the local money lender, Kerry finds out that Ma Lafferty's daughter more than takes after her mother A brilliantly topical story with flashes of humour detailing how a whole community can suffer from a few individuals.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 12mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747563365
  • 9780747563365
  • 1,787,765

Review quote

'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Catherine MacPhail... The Booksellershow more

About Catherine MacPhail

Catherine MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her first novel, Run Zan Run, and the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel 'Fighting Back'. 'Missing' has been short-listed for the Angus Book Award,the Lancashire Book Award, and the South Lanarkshire Book Award, and also selected for the World Book Day promotion. Catherine MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, with her trademark mix of humour, with pacy and topical story-lines. Catherine lives in Greenock, Scotland.show more

Rating details

67 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 16% (11)
4 27% (18)
3 40% (27)
2 15% (10)
1 1% (1)
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