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In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood.
You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby.
You're happy to look after it, just for an hour or two. But then she doesn't come back - and your future suddenly looks very different.
Malorie's dramatic novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.
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An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best
Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school
Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away
Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner
This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed
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