(3 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Andersen Press

Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly - but she can't fly forever...

Melvin Burgess's disturbing story of a group of teenagers on the slippery slope into heroin addiction is a contemporary teen classic. An honest account of the realities of drug use, it presents a frank and very believable portrayal of addiction. Winner of both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this uncompromising story is best suited to mature teenage readers.

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