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Patrice Lawrence, Andy Gellenberg
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Award-winning author Patrice Lawrence explores the harsh reality of the criminal justice system for young people in this riveting teen drama.

Award-winning author Patrice Lawrence explores the harsh reality of the criminal justice system for young people in this riveting teen drama.

Roo is a demon knitter. She can't remember how she learned - maybe from a grandparent or while she was in another foster home. But it's the only thing she believes she's really good at.

So when her foster mum's son destroys her latest creation, Roo loses it and pokes him in the hand with her knitting needle. It damages a nerve and she gets sucked into the criminal justice system for assault.

Roo's not sorry and she's never apologised to anyone in her life. But people keep telling her that if she says sorry, they'll go easier on her. Can she bring herself to say it and not mean it when her freedom's at stake?

Author bio:

Patrice Lawrence was born in Brighton and brought up in an Italian-Trinidadian household in Sussex. Her first novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstones Book Prize for Older Children, the YA Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award, and nominated for the Carnegie medal. Her second YA novel, Indigo Donut received rave reviews and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781800901018
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: July 2022
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)