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Nicholas Dane

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BURGESS, Melvin
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Set in the 1980s, this is a gripping novel about institutional and sexual abuse and the horrendous experiences of boys who havenít got much hope of a decent life.

AWARDS:

  • SHORTLISTED Carnegie Medal 1990 (for The Cry of the Wolf)
  • WINNER Carnegie Medal 1996 (for Junk)

ABUSE | GROWING UP | SCHOOL

  • Doing It (Andersen Press 2003) the story of three teenage boys and their somewhat crude encounters with sex.
  • HOPKINS, Ellen: Identical (Margaret K. McElderry 2008) the story of abuse and concealed secrets in a family that seems to be perfect on the outside.
  • STRASSER, Todd: Boot Camp (Simon&Schuster 2007) Garrett has to suffer from violence in a juvenile detention camp.