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Pigeon English (Paperback)
  • Pigeon English (Paperback)

Pigeon English (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/01/2012
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Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku, the second best runner in Year 7, races through his new life in England with his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat around him. Newly-arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister Lydia, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of city life, from the bewildering array of Haribo sweets, to the frightening, fascinating gang of older boys from his school. But his life is changed forever when one of his friends is murdered. As the victim's nearly new football boots hang in tribute on railings behind fluorescent tape and a police appeal draws only silence, Harri decides to act, unwittingly endangering the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408815687

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I did enjoy reading this and felt it really let me into the world of inner city life. However, I felt that the voice of the main character, Harri, was overdone; trying evoke that of an 11 year old but ending up making... More

2nd August 2012
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“Worth a read”

As someone who has worked on inner city estates with gang affected young people for many years I felt that this book provides a realistic portrayal of the pressures young people face living in deprived neighbourhoods.... More

21st April 2012
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“A hugely contemporary novel”

This book covers so many different topics; gangs, crime, relationships as well as social and class status.
When Harrison, originally from Ghana, witnesses the aftermath of a boys stabbing, he and his friend Dean take... More

18th April 2012
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