An uncompromising and heartbreaking end to the story of Nicky and Kenny, the beloved brothers of the Carnegie shortlisted Rook, beautifully told in McGowan's gritty realism.
ANTHONY MCGOWAN is the author of many critically acclaimed YA novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour and The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which has been released as a film. He won the 2006 BookTrust Teenage Prize, the 2007 Catalyst Award and has been shortlisted for a raft of other major children's literature prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Rook in 2018.
"A standalone masterpiece" -- Chair of Judges, CILIP Carnegie Medal
"Heart-rending but perfectly pitched ... life-affirming" -- Guardian
""Funny, scatological, terrifying, heartwarming and heartbreaking" -- Sunday Times
"Never have three sparsely written novellas packed such an emotional punch. Not a word is wasted and, for me, they are the absolute definition of the word 'classic'" -- Phil Earle, Guardian