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An uncompromising, compelling and true-to-life story of two teenagers drawn into the dangerous and destructive world of heroin addiction. This tour de force by an acclaimed and provocative writer should become a definitive teenage novel on this subject.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 34mm | 399.17g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141315938
  • 9780141315935
  • 201,023

About Julia Eccleshare

Melvin Burgess was born in London in 1954. He began to train as a journalist but left after six months. He has had a variety of jobs as diverse as bricklaying and silk-screen printing. An Enterprise Allowance Scheme gave him the chance to develop his writing and his books for children are very highly regarded. Melvin lives in Lancashire.
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15,947 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 33% (5,311)
4 33% (5,189)
3 24% (3,903)
2 7% (1,172)
1 2% (372)
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