An award-winning novel that grapples with the question of what turns children into criminals.
Anne Fine read Politics and History at Warwick and then became a teacher. Her first novel was published in 1975 and today she is one of the UK's most successful children's writers. She has won many awards including two Carnegie Medals, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Goggle-Eyes was serialised on TV and Madame Doubtfire was made into a hit Hollywood movie. Anne lives in County Durham.
This novel will make children aged between 11 and 14 think about
the dangers of peer pressure and the collective responsibility of
society for unhappy children. As always, Fine teaches her lessons
by making her readers feel. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times
Tulip is the violent child about to crack, the child who echoes famous cases in our recent news. What elevates this subtle telling is that Fine manages to convey sympathetically the probable reasons why Tulip is the way she is. * Books for Keeps *