• "Everyone should read Junk."

    The Times
  • "Melvin Burgess's ground-breaking Junk remains the best book about teenagers and drugs to this day"

    Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Online
  • "Junk has a perfect sense of time and place, characters who feel real and it may just be the best YA book ever."

    Robert Muchamore, Big Issue, Top 5 Young Adult Books
  • "Occasionally a 'teenage novel' comes along which makes one reconsider the whole genre and its potential. Such a book is Melvin Burgess's Junk."

    Robert Dunbar, Children's Books in Ireland
  • "Personally I prefer the love triangle in Melvin Burgess’s Junk, in which Tar’s devotion to heroin split he and Gemma apart."

    Juno Dawson, Guardian