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A book that had a big impact on Patrice growing up:
Jenny Downham’s You Against Me which has a contemporary love story at its heart. Rich girl Ellie and poor boy Mikey meet and start to fall for each other. When Mikey’s traumatised sister accuses Ellie’s older brother of sexual assault at a party, the two families’ futures become entangled. A beautiful novel about class, consent and two young people who should never have fallen in love.
Patrice Lawrence has been writing for as long as she has been reading. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone’s Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize, and her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime Fest Best Crime Fiction for Young Adults and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize.
When Soraya’s younger brother Farhad runs off into the night, Soraya and her friend, Austin, are in a race against time to find him. High above the streets, Farhad’s guilt closes in. He doesn’t want to be found. A story of two friends, one missing boy and a secret as precious as gold.
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