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Orangeboy

Short-listed for the Costa Book Award 2016
Narrated by: Ben Bailey Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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Summary

Short-listed for the Costa Children's Book Award 2016

Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through. Not anymore. Not since Mr Orange.

Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices. Can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?

©2016 Patrice Lawrence (P)2017 Hodder Children's Books

Critic reviews

"What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it." (Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo Soldier)
"A truly brilliant book. I galloped through it...edge of the seat stuff!" (Malorie Blackman)
"Pitch-perfect teen voices and a bruising, thrilling pace." ( Metro)
"Direct and punchy." ( The Guardian)
"A contemporary urban thriller with a powerful family drama at its heart." ( The Bookseller)

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