Nicky finds an injured rook and tries to bring it back to health as he deals with his family issues, first love and a bully at school.
When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the scruffy bird will make it, but then Nicky has plenty else to worry about.
This time, it's not his dad or Kenny who need help - his dad's sorting his life out and Kenny's busy making plans with his new best mate. Now it's Nicky's turn to struggle - with a school bully, his first love and the fact that everything is about to go very, very wrong.
A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky and Kenny.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+
NOTE: Carnegie shortlist 2018
NOTE: UKLA Book Award Longlist 2019