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Publication Date: 6 Jun 2011
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.6 UY
RRP £8.99 Save 26%
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Two teenagers from different social classes fall in love set against the backdrop of the Cuban missile crisis.
Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norfolk countryside. Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory.
The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to his own teenage years. Not only the threat of explosions, but actual ones as well, feature throughout in this latest novel from one of the finest writers working today.
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NOTE: Contains some swearing and mild sex scenes.
Contains some swearing and mild sex scenes.