Annal: 1997 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Results of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the year 1997.

Book:Junk

Junk

Melvin Burgess

When Gemma, a rebellious 14-year-old bored with life in her small seaside town, decides to run away to join her boyfriend Tar in London, the pair are offered shelter in a squat. They meet two heroin addicts and are themselves soon hooked, while Gemma is forced into prostitution to pay for the drug.

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