• "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"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away"

    Nick Tucker, Independent
  • "Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner"

    Suzi Feay, Financial Times
  • "This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed"

    Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph

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