What happens when there's no-one around to tell you when to stop?
When fifteen year old Chas finds a website asking people to write to prisoners on Death Row, he thinks it would be funny to get letters from a murderer. He writes to an inmate, pretending to be his mum. When his new pen-pal is unexpectedly released, Chas' already problematic life spirals horribly out of control...
Chas is the younger brother of Stephen, the hero of Ally's debut novel Beast.
"Written with a verve and confidence that never lets up"... "This excellent novel well deserves the large audience it should get." Nicholas Tucker, The Independent
Winner of the Leicester Book of the Year Award 2008
Winner of the North East Teenage Book Award 2008
Shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award '07
Shortlisted for the Highland Children's Book Award 2008
Highly Commended for the West Oxfordshire Book Award 2008Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2008
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