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Being Billy by Phil Earle
  

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Billy's been in a care home almost all his life and as far as he's concerned, he's on his own. he's angry with the system, the social workers and the mother who gave him away. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can't keep him out of trouble. But he isn't being difficult on purpose. Billy's just being Billy. He can't be anything else. Can he?

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Being Billy by Phil Earle

"Faces flashed before my eyes. And for every face there was a time that they had let me down. Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn't forgotten what they did." Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy's angry - with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away.

About the Author

Phil Earle was born, raised and schooled in Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy. He then trained as a drama therapist and worked in a therapeutic community in south London, caring for traumatized and abused adolescents. After a couple of years in the care sector, Phil chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing. Phil lives in south-east London with his wife and children, but Hull will always be home.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2011

Author

Phil Earle

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Author's Website

www.philearle.com

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780141331355

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