Greenwood, Bryn,

All the ugly and wonderful things / Bryn Greenwood. - First edition. - 346 pages ; 25 cm

"As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself"--

9781250074133 1250074134 9781250153968 1250153964

2016002476

018121081 Uk


Children of drug addicts--Fiction.
Coming of age--Fiction.
Children of drug addicts.
Children of drug addicts--Fiction.
Family life--Fiction.
Fiction--Literary.
Fiction--Coming of Age.


Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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