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Andersen Press, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 278 pages
17 Reviews
Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down-not to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down. "Retallack's excellent adaptation of ... Burgess's controversial Carnegie Medal winning novel is splendidly unpatronizing ... a truly cautionary tale."-Independent "Junk is perhaps the clearest sign yet that British theatre for children and young people is beginning to grow up."-Guardian "Melvin Burgess is a writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight."-The Sunday Times

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I was up a goodly portion of the night reading this book. I didn't mean to be. It's that kind of book, though. Stark, brilliant and uncompromising, this is the story of a couple of kids who find a ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Melvin Burgess has produced a body of work that is both

challenging and thrilling, including the seminal teen drug and love

novels "Smack" and "Doing It". His books have been adapted

for film, stage, and television.

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