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A reissue of this powerful story by one of the UK's leading writers for teenagers

Tim Bowler

Suitable for:  Age 12+ years

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275591-9
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Paperback: 336 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Also available as an ebook

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Luke is in trouble. Skin and the gang have a job for him. They want him to break into Mrs Little's house and steal the jewellery box. They want him to prove that he's got what it takes. That he's part of the gang.

But Luke finds more than just a jewellery box in the house. He finds something so unexpected it will change his life forever . . .

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  • It's very rare to find a book that moves the heart, touches the spirit and yet remains so well grounded in everyday life. It'll stick to your fingers, this one - don't miss it. - Melvyn Burgess
  • Lyrical and emotionally charged - on full throttle - The Observer
  • A memorable book. - David Almond
  • A hard one to put down . . . one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction. - The Independent
  • Compelling and suspenseful - The Sunday Times
  • An intensely moving and powerful story. - The Mail on Sunday
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