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Smack

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Smack by Melvin Burgess
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Description

I can give it up any time I want . . . Sometimes maybe you need an experience. The experience can be a person or it can be a drug. The experience opens a door that was there all the time but you never saw it. Or maybe it blasts you into outer space. This time it was Lily and Rob and Gemma spending all that time to make me feel one of them, but it was the drug too. All that crap--about Gemma leaving me, about Mum and Dad, about leaving home. All that negative stuff. All the pain . . . It just floated away from me, I just floated away from it . . . up and away . . . I leaned back and I looked at the book and I looked at them and Gemma smiled at me, a big soft smile, and her eyes were like marbles. "Better?" she said. Smack is the winner of the 1996 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

Author Biography

Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young adult and middle-grade readers. Among them are Nicholas Dane, Doing It (a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age), The Ghost Behind the Wall (Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year) and Smack (winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults). In 2001, he wrote the novelization of the film, Billy Elliot. Mr. Burgess lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in England.
Release date NZ
June 8th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Jessica Tedder
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Interest Age
From 14 to 18 years
Pages
327
Dimensions
140x208x23
ISBN-13
9780312608620
Product ID
6082202

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