Kevin Brooks
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 368pp
ISBN: 978-1-905294-17-6
Publication date: December 2002
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Caitlin’s life changes from the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer’s day.

He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen – and when she meets him, her world comes alive.

But to others, Lucas quickly becomes an object of jealousy, prejudice and hatred. Caitlin tries to make sense of the injustice that lurks at every unexpected twist and turn, until she realises that she must do what she knows in her heart is right.

A mesmerising evocation of one extraordinary month in a young girl’s life.


Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2003.
Winner of the North East Book Award 2004.
'A gripping story that confirms this new writer's undoubted talent.'
Financial Times
Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2003.
'It gets to you ... you want to tell everyone how good it is.'
Sunday Times
'A particularly moving and unusual love story … '

I first saw Lucas on a fine afternoon at the end of July last summer. Of course, I didn’t know who he was then ... in fact, come to think of it, I didn’t even know what he was. All I could see from the back seat of the car was a green-clad creature padding along the Stand in a


 "There are no endings."

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