This Carnegie and Guardian Fiction award-winning classic teen novel gets a vibrant new look.
Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs including journalism before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He lives in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Three of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
"Everyone should read Junk." * The Times * "Melvin Burgess's ground-breaking Junk remains the best book about teenagers and drugs to this day" * Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Online * "Junk has a perfect sense of time and place, characters who feel real and it may just be the best YA book ever." -- Robert Muchamore * Big Issue, Top 5 Young Adult Books * "Occasionally a 'teenage novel' comes along which makes one reconsider the whole genre and its potential. Such a book is Melvin Burgess's Junk." -- Robert Dunbar * Children's Books in Ireland * "Personally I prefer the love triangle in Melvin Burgess's Junk, in which Tar's devotion to heroin split he and Gemma apart." -- Juno Dawson * Guardian * "This book is beguiling, layered and filled with a boldness that comes with youth." * Gemma Cairney * "Brilliantly and sensitively written, it encompasses the raw, savage and ecstatic world of the adolescent mind... a superbly crafted and important book" * TES * "Beautifully written" * The Times * "Believable and rivetingly readable. I couldn't put it down." * Evening Standard * "Moving and provocative" * Observer *