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  • Gritty, urban, streetwise story shot through acerbic wit and compassionate humour like letters through candy rock, empowering and investing hope in young people to create their own future while respecting their past

    The School Librarian
  • This bitter-sweet story hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion, which is both frustratingly honest and overwhelmingly powerful. It is a heart-wrenching love story that will exert its power over you long after the book is finished

    Claudia Mody, The Bookseller
  • Rai's snappily-written dialogue and stream-of-consciousness narrative create a vivid, fast-moving take on the Romeo & Juliet story

  • This is a novel which challenges assumptions abour race, gender roles and family loyalties

    Irish Times
  • It is well executed with convincing dialogue, humour and lively and believable main characters acting as teenagers of today do


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