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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
Probably THE author of YA/teen fiction that has more of a cult following than any other. His novels are controversial but utterly gripping and this one is no exception. It's the story of Billy the Kid in the summer of chaos, punk and love in 1976. It's the story of a band, of life and death and everything in between. Kevin Brooks' latest piece de resistance will rock you to the core.
London, 1976: a summer of chaos, punk, love ...and the boy they called Billy the Kid. It was the summer of so many things. Heat and violence, love and hate, heaven and hell. It was the time I met William Bonney - the boy from Belfast known as Billy the Kid. I've kept William's secrets for a long time, but now things have changed and I have to tell the truth. But I can't begin until I've told you about Curtis Ray. Hip, cool, rebellious Curtis Ray.
'Kevin Brooks just gets better and better, and given that he started off brilliant, that leaves one scratching around for superlatives' - Sunday Telegraph
'[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots, masterly style and philosophical ideas in novels such as Martyn Pig, Killing God and Black Rabbit Summer have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. Its power as literature draws on a reality that few adult novelists have the stomach to address. It should be read by everyone.' - Amanda Craig, The Times
|Publication date:||6th October 2011|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He has worked in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014. Photo credit Nadja MeisterMore About Kevin Brooks