A brutally honest and effective story about adolescent boredom and destructive friendships, from Carnegie medalist Kevin Brooks. It was one of those childhood friendships of convenience - two lads in the same village who go to the same school. But then Cassidy gets it into his head that they should set traps for the rats in his garden, and things start to go very, very wrong. A gritty teen drama. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school, he moved to London to try and become a rock star. Kevin had many interesting and unusual jobs - working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office - before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hardhitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably the recent Carnegie winner, The Bunker Diary.