When Gemma, a rebellious 14-year-old bored with life in her small seaside town, decides to run away to join her boyfriend Tar in London, the pair are offered shelter in a squat. They meet two heroin addicts and are themselves soon hooked, while Gemma is forced into prostitution to pay for the drug.
Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs including journalism before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He lives in Earby, Lancs. Three of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.Review:
Occasionally a 'teenage novel' comes along which makes one reconsider the whole genre and its potential. Such a book is Melvin Burgess's Junk -- Robert Dunbar Children's Books in Ireland The most talked-about children's book for years Mail on Sunday Brilliantly and sensitively written, it encompasses the raw, savage and ecstatic world of the adolescent mind... a superbly crafted and important book TES Beautifully written The Times
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Descrizione libro Andersen Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0862646324