Please note our orders ship from the UK and may currently be subject to delays. remove

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

This product is not currently available.

To help you find what you're looking for, see similar items below.

This item has 1 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 1/5 from 1 rating

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

  • FREE ROI postage for schools on orders containing at least one paid item.*
  • FREE ROI postage on orders €40 or over
  • €8 postage charge on ROI orders
    under €40

Book Club orders

  • FREE postage to schools*
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

ROI postage within 8 working days

Postage charges and times vary for overseas addresses

Refund and returns policy

*Excluding border charge

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 6th, 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.

For more details see What is a lexile?.

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Upper years; 10.0 points

Condition

New

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review

Customers also bought