Noodle Head

Noodle Head

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Doped up and locked up - or free? Marcus King - Noodle Head to his friends - is coming to the end of his six-month stint at the Dovedale Home for Young Offenders. He's settled down and he's taking his meds - even if they do dull his senses and leave him unable to think straight. Still, the staff seem to think that's what an overactive, excitable boy needs - just a good dose of Kalmasol. He's even managed to make some pretty good friends amongst all the wild and difficult boys at the home. Ratso, Shelly and Ravi are a pretty odd gang but they do stick together. But everything goes wrong during Hare and Hounds - a torturous and cruel chase game the boys are forced to play. Marcus is back in trouble again. Now he's stuck at Dovedale for another stint - and who knows when they'll let him out now? A day out with their favourite teacher, Miss Wonderland sends Marcus' situation spiralling even lower - now only a drastic solution will do...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 192g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552571547
  • 9780552571548

About Jonathan Kebbe

Jonathan has been a Play Leader, an English and Drama teacher, and co-Director of a Traveling Children's Theater, taking plays and workshops into schools. He now writes full-time for adults, teenagers and children. He has three lively children, an overgrown allotment and a pet fox called Shonika.show more

Back cover copy

Drugs and Discipline – that’s how they do things in Dovedale Hall – England’s Alcatraz for problem teenagers. Marcus King – Noodle Head to his friends – is banged up in Dovedale for twelve months. And the bars aren’t just on the windows. He and his fellow inmates are dosed up on Kalmasol – the pill for every ill. How will the system react when Noodle Head resists? Will they break him – or will he break out? A junior One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for our age – a gripping tale of one boy’s fight against medication and incarceration.show more

Rating details

33 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (7)
4 45% (15)
3 24% (8)
2 6% (2)
1 3% (1)
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