MELVIN BURGESS Junk

ISBN 13: 9780862646325

Junk

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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.

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About the Author:

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.

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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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MELVIN BURGESS
Editore: Andersen Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0862646324 ISBN 13: 9780862646325
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Descrizione libro Andersen Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0862646324

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