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Being Billy

by Phil Earle
£6.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (Puffin Books) (2011)

Being Billy by Phil Earle A thought-provoking and hard-hitting teenage debut from a new British talent.
 
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, though they can't keep him out of trouble.
 
But he isn't being difficult on purpose. Billy's just being Billy. He can't be anything else.
 
Can he?

ISBN 13: 9780141331355 | ISBN 10: 0141331356