The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Publisher: Random House
When teenager Ross Fell is killed, his closest friends are horrified by the sham and hypocrisy of his funeral.
Overcoming their first instinct - to get 'revenge' on those people who made Ross' last few days of life a misery - they decide instead to give him a proper funeral by stealing his ashes and taking them several hundred miles to a hamlet in Scotland, appropriately named 'Ross'.
On a difficult, and at times comic journey, the boys discover more about Ross, themselves, their friendship and the nature of grief and bereavement than they ever expected or wanted to know.
Keith Gray writes with insight, sensitivity and brutal honesty about a challenging subject. A thought provoking and deeply satisfying read.