Waterstone's Children's Prize 2019 Shortlisted. Sheffield Award 2019 Shortlisted. Branford Boase Award 2019 Longlisted. Redbridge Award 2019 Longlisted. Carnegie Medal 2019 Nominated. World Book Night title 2019. Humorous and heartbreaking debut novel with the fresh, funny, honest voice of a 14-year-old Geordie lad recounting the trials and tribulations of family life and finding first love.
Danny's mam has a new boyfriend. Initially, all is good - Callum seems nice enough, and Danny can't deny he's got a cool set up; big house, fast car, massive TV, and Mam seems to really like him.
But cracks begin to show, and they're not the sort that can be easily repaired.
As Danny witnesses Mam suffer and Callum spiral out of control he goes in search of his dad.
The dad he's never met. Set in Newcastle and Edinburgh, this supremely readable coming-of-age drama tackles domestic violence head on, but finds humour and hope in the most unlikely of places.