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Product description

Faces flashed before my eyes. And for every face there was a time that they had let me down. Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn’t forgotten what they did.

Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy’s angry – with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away. As far as Billy’s concerned, he’s on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going, but they can’t keep him out of trouble. He isn’t being difficult on purpose. Billy’s just being Billy. He can’t be anything else. Can he? A moving and compelling story of a young boy trapped in a bad place, from an outstanding new voice.

“Philip Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears.” Jacqueline Wilson

“Moving and powerful, I loved it.” Sophie McKenzie

“A total page-turner. Billy’s voice doesn’t falter… spiky, brave and compassionate.” Jenny Downham

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141331355

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Date published

January 1st, 2011

Lexile measure

790L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Upper years; 10.0 points

Condition

New

UK edition

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