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Grow Up

by Ben Brooks

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Grow Up

Sharp, twisted confident writing – hard to believe the author is only 19. If you are literary minded and a fan of Skins and the In-betweeners you will love this and be calling the books narrator, Jasper, the new Holden Caulfield. Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming-of-age novel. It paints a vivid portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today. It is the story of one young man transformed.  If you are a fan of Glee or 90210 maybe you should give it a miss.

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Grow Up Synopsis

Who says youth is wasted on the young? Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting. He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad ‒ the murderer.

Grow Up Press Reviews

'Liquid gold.' - Observer

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ISBN: 9780857861870
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857861870
Publication date: 7th July 2011
Author: Ben Brooks
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ben Brooks

Ben Brooks was born in 1992. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology.

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