Costa Children’s Book Award
Judges: “A fantastic British YA novel - real, honest and occasionally harrowing, but never without humanity
Fifteen-year-old Lexi is destructive and difficult at home and at school. Her anger is, it turns out, justified. She has a controlling would-be stepfather, John, who initially seemed a godsend to her mother, with the bonus that he brought with him his adorable son Kass...
This is a wise, gripping and skilfully told story by an award-winning writer. It is also a useful warning to young women to watch out for danger signs and not to be subdued. It gives permission to rage when fury is warranted.