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This is raw and powerful writing but a book that doesn’t shy away from telling the reader exactly how awful a Young Offenders’ Institution is for a first-timer.

Aged seventeen, Lee is inside for a crime he has committed. And he soon finds out that prison is not the holiday camp he's heard about. Warned to 'play by the rules' he has to decide whose rules - the screws' or the other cons'. Life in a YOI is about survival. But the real struggle is inside Lee himself. Is he destined to be a 'career con' or can he choose to change his life?

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Inside by Julia Jarman

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This well-researched book is no easy ride as it illustrates the grim reality of prison life for young people. Bookseller's choice, The Bookseller This is raw and powerful writing. Lovereading4kids The dilemmas Lee faces in this violent and uncertain environment make for a compelling read. Books for Keeps This bleak and unsentimental book is well worth reading. Carousel It would be good to get copies inside the YOI's because I'm sure the lads will enjoy reading it. -- Gemma Baranowski, Youth Offender Team Worker Gemma Baranowski, Youth Offender Team Worker


About the Author

Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford with her husband and has three grown-up children. She has been a schoolteacher and journalist but she now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits to talk to children about writing.

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Publication date

7th January 2010

Author

Julia Jarman

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781842709771

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