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.