• Melvin Burgess
  • Andersen Press
  • 07/07/2021
  • ISBN: 9781783448456

RRP: $18.99 (Inc. GST)


The Carnegie and Guardian Fiction award-winning classic teen novel reissued for a new generation. With an introduction by Malorie Blackman and all-new material from Melvin Burgess and the publisher’s archives on the book’s controversial history. Melvin B

It was a love story. Me, Gemma and junk. I thought it was going to last forever. Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn’t want to be tied down. She wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, finally, you have to come down. Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a vivid depiction of a group of teenagers in the grip of addiction. Told from multiple viewpoints, Junk is a powerful, unflinching novel about heroin. Once you take a hit, you will never be the same again. ‘Everyone should read Junk‘ The Times

  • 25th anniversary edition with a new eye-catching photographic cover
  • ‘The godfather of young adult fiction’ BBC Front Row
  • ‘Burgess is a master storyteller’ The Times

About the author

Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children’s literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.

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