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Grow Up by Ben Brooks
  

Grow Up

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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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Synopsis

Grow Up by Ben Brooks

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.

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'Liquid gold.' - Observer

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

7th July 2011

Author

Ben Brooks

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
NewGen - YA Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857861870

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