WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE FOR OLDER READERS, SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD AND THE YA BOOK PRIZE
" A truly brilliant book. " Malorie Blackman
"Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction. " Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown)
"What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it." Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo Soldier
Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through.
NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.
Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?
This is Book 8 in the Black Stories Matter Series. See all Black Stories Matter books here.
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Patrice Lawrence is a half-Trinidadian writer born in Brighton. Her first published story, Duck, Duck Goose was included in the Decibel Penguin Prize Anthology. She is currently working on a longer novel for children, and we are looking forward to reading more from this talented young writer.More about Patrice Lawrence