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Paperback Published: 24/04/1997
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Winner of both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize, Melvin Burgess' controversial young adult novel "Junk" redefined teenage fiction with its frank and honest portrayal of teenagers addicted to heroin in Bristol. Junk = heroin = bliss = despair = a love affair you'll never forget Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down - to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down. "Haunting and remarkable for the insight and understanding with which the author develops the characters". ("Guardian"). "Believable and rivetingly readable. I couldn't put it down". ("Evening Standard"). "A powerful talent who offers few easy solutions". ("The Times"). Award-winning children's author Melvin Burgess is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary young adult fiction. His most well-known book Junk won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Other titles by Melvin Burgess available from Penguin include: "Sara's Face", "Nicholas Dane", "Doing IT" (winner of the "LA Times" Young People's Book of the Year) and "Kill All Enemies". If you enjoyed Junk and want to get inside more of your favourite books, then check out spinebreakers.co.uk for exclusive author interviews, competitions, and much more.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140380194
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“Junk”

i really liked this book! it showed the reader what is was like to be a drug addicted all bit the first half seemed almost encourage you to take herion! it was well written and easy to understand though.

Paperback edition
28th July 2008
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“Junk”

Paperback edition
6th February 2010
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“Brilliant read”

A touching and entertaining for read for all ages. Most definately a favourite of mine and i would recommend to anyone looking for a engaging and interesting summer read. The story has a raw, realistic feel about it... More

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14th July 2010
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