by Melvin Burgess - £7.99 Penguin Books Ltd (Puffin Books) (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780141335643 | ISBN 10: 0141335645
A hard-hitting, soul-crunching future classic from this award-winning master of teen writing.
Everyone says fourteen-year-old BILLIE is nothing but trouble. A fighter. A danger to her family and friends.
But her care worker sees someone different.
Her classmate ROB is big, strong; he can take care of himself and his brother.
But his violent stepdad sees someone to humiliate.
And CHRIS is struggling at school; he just doesn't want to be there.
But his dad sees a useless no-hoper.
Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell. But there are two sides to every story, and the question is...who do you believe?
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