Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant - this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the ones we love. From the Costa Children's Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.
'Funny how no one ever uses the word `love' when discussing my case. I do what I do because she's my mum. That pure and that simple.'
Bobby Seed is used to going the extra mile for the ones he loves, and he does it willingly. It's up to Bobby to get Mum her pills, to help her up the stairs, to laugh her out of her pain. It's up to Bobby to comfort his little brother Danny, to explain why Mum's not like the Mum they remember.
One day, he's asked to go further. Mum asks him the big question. The one many would find unthinkable. If he agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it.
Would he? Could he?