• Blackman "gets" people . . . she "gets" humanity as a whole, too

    The Guardian
  • Powerful

    Sunday Times
  • Blackman's absorbing but alarming novel deals with themes of racism and prejudice...Unforgettable

  • Stimulating and emotionally satisfying

    Financial Times
  • A gritty read for older children . . . At times this is a beautiful love story; at other times it is a harrowing and moral tale...

  • Packs some powerful political punches...But Blackman never compromises the story, which is dramatic, moving and brave

  • Inter-racial teenage love has never been more painful

    Amanda Craig, The Times

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