Panther

Publisher: Little Brown

Review

Derrick's life is not going well. He is overweight, bullied at school, is in love with a girl out of his league and now his only friend has betrayed him. And it's all his sister's fault. She has depression and it's tearing his family apart. When news reports announce a panther is on the loose amid the south London allotments at the back of his house, Derrick is determined to capture it. He is convinced that somehow, if he can trap it, he can eradicate his family's problems and all will be well.

This is a clever, compelling and very moving novel about the debilitating effects of depression on both the sufferer and those around them.

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