Publisher: Penguin Books
Billy is angry with his ineffectual, alcoholic mother, with his abusive stepfather, with the supervisors at his residential home, the teachers at school... and the pupils. He is angry with the whole world and with himself.
And yet, with his younger brother and sister he is kind, caring, protective and responsible - so when it looks as though they may be taken from him, what is left of his world begins to fall apart.
This powerful and moving depiction of one boy's struggle to come to terms with what seems like a lifetime of rejection is absolutely gripping. A real page-turner written with compassion and insight which is surprisingly uplifting.