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How would you cope if you committed a terrible crime as a youngster - not even a teenager - and were then released back into the community as a young adult, attempting to make a new life for yourself? Scared to ever let down your guard and let people know who you are? Scared to look back and see what 'you' did in the past? And - just a little - hopeful that the future could be so much better than your past- This is what faces Alex in this hardhitting new novel from Sandra Glover.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 11mm | 114g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552548057
  • 9780552548052

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"Tackles the controversial subject of child killers with subtlety and sensitivity ... raises pertinent moral questions about people's capacity to change and society's capacity for forgiveness" The School Librarian "Should make readers question what is meant by justice" The Bookseller "Deftly raises many pertinent questions ... provocative, gritty and compelling" Inis "Moving and thought-provoking" Carouselshow more

About Sandra Glover

Sandra Glover is a a writer for children who combines the very best of the worlds of contemporary 'issue' novels with the magic of the best fantasy and adventure stories. Her first book, THE NOWHERE BOY, was shortlisted for the Lancashire Children's Book Award and the Lanarkshire Children's Book Award; and THE GIRL WHO KNEW was also shortlisted for the Lancashire Children's Book Award.show more

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"Deftly raises many pertinent questions . . . provocative, gritty and compelling"show more

Back cover copy

You are the one who ruined everything. Why can't you leave me alone . . .?   Josie is trying to make a new life for herself but the past casts a huge shadow over her and she is struggling to free herself from its grip. Everything that happened was Alex's fault but it is Josie who has to live with the consequences. Can she possibly start again . . . ? A fantastically hard-hitting novel of justice and rehabilitation, compassion and hope.   From the author of: Crazy Games Breaking the Rules Can You Keep a Secret? Face to Faceshow more

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49 ratings
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5 29% (14)
4 43% (21)
3 27% (13)
2 0% (0)
1 2% (1)
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