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Orangeboy Paperback – 26 July 2016

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Product details

  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books; 1st edition (26 July 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1444927205
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1444927207
  • Reading age : 12 - 18 years
  • Dimensions : 13 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347 ratings

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Promoted as a gritty coming-of-age drama urban thriller with a powerful message and an irresistable central character ― The Voice Published On: 2015-03-05

A contemporary urban thriller with a powerful family drama at its heart ― The Bookseller

I liked the lack of judgement the author made and the fact this is ultimately an action packed story with a strong male protagonist ― Bibliomaniac Published On: 2016-04-09

Keeps the reader enthralled and wanting more ― Nudge.com

One of those books I wish had been written when I was a teenager...simply brilliant ― Medieval Jenga

What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it -- Tanya Landman, author

'I absolutely adored this story...it's a truthful and powerful story that is much needed in the UK YA scene ― Charlie in a Book

Pacey crime thriller that feels unique, realistic and truthful ― Book Trust

A gripping debut about gang culture and the consequences of making bad decisions ― The Guardian Published On: 2016-06-25

It is direct and punchy ― The Guardian Published On: 2016-06-18

From the Publisher

Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in Mid Sussex. Patrice lives in east London and shares a cat called Stormageddon. She has been writing for as long as she has been reading. She loves crime fiction, sci-fi and trying to grow things. Her ideal mixtape includes drum 'n' bass, Bruce Springsteen and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Music can't help creeping into her books. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone's Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize, and her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime Fest Best Crime Fiction for Young Adults and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. @LawrencePatrice

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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling, agonisingly good contemporary YA
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3.0 out of 5 stars It made me cringe at times, but I had to keep reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling page turner, very relatable
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4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling YA read about gangster London
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