About this book
A typically hard-hitting, soul-crunching novel for teens from Melvin Burgess. Vivid and compelling, he turns his clear-eyed gaze on both the aggression and the heartbreaking vulnerability that leads kids to the pupil referral unit. 'A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight' "Times"
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 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.