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Grow Up

Grow Up
  

Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, Grow Up is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming of age novel. Funny and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed and paints an unashamed portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today.

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ISBN 9780143121091
Barcode 9780143121091
Published 24 April 2012 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
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ISBN-13 9780143121091
ISBN-10 014312109X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books
Publication Date 24 April 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 260
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 195g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, Teenage boys - England
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 281625

Description of this Book

DOING DRUGS, DOING SEX, DOING LIFEWho says youth is wasted on the young?Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting. He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad - the murderer.Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming of age novel. Funny, smart and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed and paints an unashamed and true portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A sharp and witty exploration of adolescent life... Grow Up is one part serious, the rest is simply laugh-out loud funny....{Brooks] is able to deal with issues such as self-harm and suicide with a tenderness and sensitivity that one would have thought beyond his years....contagiously funny, well-written and no doubt marks the start of a promising career for a talented young writer. <br><br>-- The Scotsman (U.K.)

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks is the author of Fences, An Island of Fifty, and The Kasahara School of Nihilism. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire, England.

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