• Every writer hates to hear the words "stunning new talent" applied to someone else, but in the case of Anthony McGowan nothing else will do

    Meg Rosoff
  • Combining brief flashes of ironic humour with the unstoppable momentum of unfolding tragedy, this sadly timely book offers a cogent reminder of the far-reaching consequences of knife violence

    Kate Agnew, Guardian
  • This fast-paced topical novel stands out . . . McGowan does not let us down lightly and ends the book with a twist that will leave even teenage boys gasping

    Daily Telegraph
  • What makes you sit up is that its author, Anthony McGowan is one of the most talented new writers around

    The Times
  • The narrative skilfully captures the casual violence and shifting loyalties of teen life, while constantly throwing off your expectations about what happens next. Anthony McGowan is a major talent

    Robert Muchamore

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