Burgess, Melvin

| 1996

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Winner of both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize, Melvin Burgess's controversial young adult novel Junk redefined teenage fiction with its frank and honest portrayal of teenagers addicted to heroin in Bristol. Junk = heroin = bliss = despair = a love affair you'll never forget Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down - to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down. 'Haunting and remarkable for the insight and understanding with which the author develops the characters' - Guardian 'Believable and rivetingly readable. I couldn't put it down' - Evening Standard 'A powerful talent who offers few easy solutions' - The Times Award-winning children's author Melvin Burgess is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary young adult fiction. His most well-known book Junk won...

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