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In Bloom (Paperback)

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Francis Wootton's first memory is of Kurt Cobain's death and there have since been other hardships much closer to home. At fifteen, he knows all about loss and rejection, and if he's honest, Francis - would-be poet, possible intellectual - feels he is wasted in Tyne and Wear.



Lower Fifth is supposed to be his time: but when he is diagnosed with leukaemia, a whole new world of worry presents itself. There's the horror of being held back a year at school, the threat of imminent baldness. But he hadn't reckoned on meeting Amber and finding a reason to tackle it all - the good the bad and everything in-between - head on.

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 20/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781472105523  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Matthew Crow was born and raised in Newcastle. Having worked as a freelance journalist since his teens he has contributed to a number of publications including the Independent on Sunday and the Observer. He has written for adults and YA. His book My Dearest Jonah, was nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

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This is a wryly humorous and hardly-sentimental-at-all teen-leukaemia love story set in Tyne and Wear. Put aside any teen-cancer-lit fatigue you may be feeling, for this is truly a fine and original book - "alternative" teen cancer lit, perhaps. It's very well-observed - for me the moment that rang so true was when Francis is diagnosed and tries on various reactions to see which one feels right. And he admits he is partly excited. So emotionally honest.

- 02/05/2014
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