Playground

Playground

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'I wonder what she would've said if I'd told her all the parts the report left out, like how I'd woken up that morning and pulled that sock out of my draw and filled it, one after the other, with the D batteries I'd bought the last time I visited my dad in the city. But there was no way. There was just no way I'd ever tell anyone what really went down that day...' Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have that much going for him. He's teased about his weight. He hates the suburb his mum moved them to so she could go to nursing school and start her life over. He wishes he still lived with his dad in New York City - where there's always something happening, even if his dad doesn't have much time for him. Still that's not why he beat up Maurice in the playground. Now his school is forcing him to talk to some out-of-touch lady therapist, as though she could ever fix him - as though she could ever figure out the truth. No, Butterball's lips are sealed about what happened that day. But some tales can't help being told. And this is one of them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Quercus Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white line art
  • 1780873301
  • 9781780873305
  • 395,140

Review quote

'incredibly readable' Chicklish. * Chicklish * 'I'd recommend to anyone who likes rap and a gritty storyline' Teen Titles. * Teen Titles * 'I loved Playground. I think it will appeal to a very broad range of kids, girls and boys, rich and poor, black and white, but crucially including many who don't feel that they are represented in most books' Keren David. * Keren David * 'a raucous read' Flipside. * Flipside * 'cracking read' Daily Mirror. * Daily Mirror * 'Beautifully written and paced' Books for Keeps. * Books for Keeps * 'rapper Fiddy has written some YA fiction! And what's more, it's a funny, smart and engaging read, perfect for older teens' Bliss. * Bliss * 'A fascinating insight into the mind of a vulnerable teenager. Compelling; a one-sitting read' Alex Scarrow. * Alex Scarrow *show more

About 50 Cent

Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and has received numerous awards including 11 Grammy nominations. He was ranked number one rap artist of 2000-2009 by Billboard magazine. In addition to his music and business ventures, he established the G-Unity Foundation to support the academic enrichment of students in low-income or underserved communities.show more

Rating details

1,211 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 26% (314)
4 36% (440)
3 29% (352)
2 6% (76)
1 2% (29)
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