Determined to escape the poverty and crime linked to her home and family, Mim takes an oath with her best friend to stick to ‘rules’ that will deliver them a better life than those around them. But just nine days before her 17th birthday, Mim’s life takes an unexpected turn when the parcel her Mum forces her to collect from a local drug dealer is taken from her. This first novel, by new YA author Vikki Wakefield, is gritty and confronting. Mature themes including a near rape scene.
Theme Fiction: Social Problems
Suitable: Year 10-12+