By Kevin Brooks
Publish 12 months note: First released 2005
Kevin Brooks is on the best of his YA online game during this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!
When Joe meets sweet, it sort of feels like a typical boy-meets-girl situation. They chat over espresso, she offers him her quantity, and he writes her a tune. yet then Joe is drawn into Candy's global --- an international of substances, violence, and desperation. because the darkish fact approximately Candy's lifestyles emerges, Joe unearths himself dealing with actual chance at each twist and switch. quickly Joe's conflicting feelings start to reflect Candy's, and he knows that falling in love simply may be well worth the fight. This intoxicating story of heartache, threat, and wish will enthrall youngster readers.
Manchester publication Award Nominee for Longlist (2006)
North East Teenage publication Award Nominee (2006)
Silberner Lufti (2006)
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Prue. ' he said, in an uncertain voice, glancing at her while she poured the tea. 'About having dinner at Killane House…' His eyes pleaded, and Prue resented that, for her mother's sake. Couldn't he spend one evening away from Lucy Killane? Or was he hoping that she and Mrs Killane would become friends? Whatever the truth, one thing was blatantly obvious—her father badly wanted to have dinner at Killane House that evening. ' she asked flatly. ' James Allardyce looked at her, then away, a dark flush in his face.
Her father went ahead, carrying her case up the winding, creaking stair leading to the first floor. She followed slowly, and now it was a sound she remembered. How many times as a child had she lain in bed and listened for the creak of her father's footsteps on the stairs? Farmers went to bed early, rose early—that was something else her mother had hated about the life here. James Allardyce put her suitcase down and Prue stood in the doorway, looking around her at the dark- beamed ceiling, the neat little bed with a pink satin quilt and a pile of crisp white pillows, the polished oak floorboards on which home-made tufted mats were scattered, the chintz curtains sprinkled with apple-blossom print.
It was a peaceful day from then on; Prue unpacked and settled into her old room, then went downstairs and wandered around the house and garden, revisiting her childhood and feeling disorientated—yet quietly happy. Her father found her sitting on the old swing under the apple tree, a sheepdog beside her. Looking up at the sound of his footsteps, Prue asked, 'This isn't old Bess, is it, Dad? ' He grimaced. ' 'Oh, poor old Bess,' Prue said, saddened. 'So, you're Meg, are you? ' James Allardyce watched her ruffling the dog's black and white ears.
Candy by Kevin Brooks