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This is 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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  • E-Teenage Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141884576
  • 9780141884578

About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was born in London in 1954 and was brought up in Sussex and Surrey. Described by The Times as 'a new and powerful talent', he is now regarded as one of the best writers of contemporary children's and teenage literature.Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. His recent novel, Bloodtide, won the Lancashire Children's Book Award.Melvin Burgess writes full time and lives in Manchester.
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15,947 ratings
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4 33% (5,189)
3 24% (3,903)
2 7% (1,172)
1 2% (372)
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