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Boys don't cry
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Boys don't cry

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780552548625

Publication Date: 28 Apr 2011

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)

AR: 4.2 UY

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A 17-year-old boy is thrust into fatherhood when an ex-girlfriend dumps her baby daughter on him, as well as having to resolve various issues with his dysfunctional family

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A 17-year-old boy is thrust into fatherhood when an ex-girlfriend dumps her baby daughter on him, as well as having to resolve various issues with his dysfunctional family

You're about to receive your A-level results and then a future of university and journalism awaits. But the day they're due to arrive your old girlfriend Melanie turns up unexpectedly ... with a baby... You assume Melanie's helping a friend, until she nips out to buy some essentials, leaving you literally holding the baby...

NOTE : Contains some sexual references as Dante recounts his only sexual encounter which led to Melanie getting pregnant. His brother Adam is gay and starts a relationship with one of Dante's friends, who cannot deal with being gay and ends up badly beating up Adam, who ends up in hospital. Adam is upset by his disfigurement following the beating and also tries to commit suicide by swallowing sleeping pills but is unsuccessful.

Category
TF
Subject
Older teen novels
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Pub. date
28 Apr 2011
Edition
New in Paperback
ISBN
9780552548625
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
302
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
226g
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Author attributes
A-list, BAME
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