Boys Don't Cry

by Malorie Blackman

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Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011

Best-selling author Malorie Blackman has an exceptional ability to see the world from a teenager’s angle. With his stellar A-level results in his hand, Dante has a great future mapped out for himself. But then his ex-girl friend turns up and Dante finds that he is… a dad! Blackman uses her trade mark of twin voices as Dante and his brother Adam unravel the stories from their pasts, their intense feelings for each other and their growing love for the baby. A deeply moving and convincing story which never descends into sentimentality.

Boys Don't Cry Synopsis

This is the explosively page-turning new novel for teenagers from the author of the award-winning Noughts and Crosses sequence. 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 Kendra turns up unexpectedly ...with a baby ...You assume Kendra's helping a friend, until she nips out to buy some essentials, leaving you literally holding the baby ...Malorie's dramatic new novel will keep you on the edge of your seat right to the final page.

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ISBN: 9780552548625
Publication date: 28/04/2011
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385604796
Publication date: 28/10/2010
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552548625
Publication date: 28th April 2011
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.  After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991.  She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television. Her dystopian novel series Noughts ...

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