Quick Reads Penguin Readers: Boys Don’t Cry

Quick Reads Penguin Readers: Boys Don’t Cry


A gripping Quick Read about family and growing up from bestselling author, Malorie Blackman.

Seventeen-year-old Dante is waiting for his A-level results. He’s got it all planned out. If his results are good, he’ll go to uni and study to be a journalist.

But while he’s waiting, the doorbell rings and it’s his ex-girlfriend. She’s carrying a baby – his baby.

Dante agrees to look after the baby for an hour or two. Then his ex doesn’t come back, and Dante’s plans have to change. With the help of his father and brother, Dante must learn how to be a single parent.

A gripping and original story about love, relationships and growing up the hard way.

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, whose soundtrack was curated by Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.
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