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Is Marcus's fate decided by his family? Or can he stand up for himself to become the person he really wants to be?A totally gripping read for readers of 10 and over, from the winner of the Wales Children's Book of the Year Award 2023. Marcus has one brother in a youth offender centre and the other is working with their dad on plans for their next theft. Everyone assumes Marcus will follow in their footsteps, but he has other ideas, different hopes. When a mysterious accident lands a man in hospital, it confirms what everyone in their community expects and Marcus gets the blame. He feels trapped. Only new girl Emma - with her peace protest banners and political badges - questions this story. Can they work together to clear his name - and help Marcus become the person he really wants to be?'An exceptional story from one of our finest writers' Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse An exciting and moving story about questioning your loyalties, from the acclaimed author of The Valley of Lost Secrets. Perfect for readers of 10+ who love Phil Earle, Frank Cottrell-Boyce or Brian Conaghan.




Author/s: Parr, Lesley

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