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Being Billy

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Faces flashed before my eyes.

And for every face there was a time that they had let me down.

Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn't forgotten what they did.

Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy's angry - with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away.

As far as Billy's concerned, he's on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can't keep him out of trouble.

But he isn't being difficult on purpose. Billy's just being Billy. He can't be anything else.

Can he?

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Praise for this book

"Being Billy was a total page-turner - authentic and gritty. Billy's voice doesn't falter... spiky, brave and compassionate." - Jenny Downham

"A wonderful book." - Morris Gleitzman

"Moving and powerful, I loved it." - Sophie McKenzie

"Life-affirming, redemptive, and really just rather good." - Marcus Sedgwick

"Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears." - Jacqueline Wilson

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Used availability for Phil Earle's Being Billy

Paperback Editions

January 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Being Billy
Author(s): Phil Earle
ISBN: 0-14-133135-6 / 978-0-14-133135-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Being Billy
Author(s): Phil Earle
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK