Wasted

by Lee Weatherly

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults

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Deeply moving, Wasted is a hard hitting story about survival and self belief. Luke’s life is a mess; his mum is never sober, school is a wash out. The only thing that keeps him going is playing his guitar and his dream of being a rock star. When his mum turns really violent, Luke has to take care of himself. But, life on the streets is too dangerous when you are only a kid. Luke has to take the bravest decision of his life and, when he does so, things begin to look up. Maybe he will fulfil his dream after all?

Wasted Synopsis

For Jake, playing his guitar is his only respite from life with his alcoholic mother. When he runs away from home to escape his mother's violence, he ends up in a squat and resorts to busking to earn some cash. But will music help him get home? Gritty urban story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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ISBN: 9781842998182
Publication date: 17/05/2012
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781842998182
Publication date: 17th May 2012
Author: Lee Weatherly
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction,
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About Lee Weatherly

L. A Weatherly was born in Arkansas, and moved to the UK in 1995. Her first book, Child X, was shortlisted for the Sheffield, Leicester and Red House Book Awards and was also chosen by the American Library Association as one of their 'Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers'. She lives in Hampshire.

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