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 big, 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.
But his dad sees a useless no-hoper.
Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell. But there are two sides to every story, and the question is . . . who do you believe?
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Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature.More about Melvin Burgess