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Orangeboy: Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Children, winner of the YA Book Prize

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year old Marlon has promised his mum that he will stay out of trouble. But now he’s being hunted. They’re looking for Mr Orange and they’ll use Marlon to get him. This book is so important. Not only is it full of diverse characters, but it explores a life of gang violence that many young people in London fall into and find it incredibly hard to escape. and I've never read anything like it. Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people look straight through. Not anymore. Not since Mr Orange.”

Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction. ”Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown) Use the data integrated into Savannah to build your own reports using Excel and Microsoft Power BI, for data analysis and visualizations.

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Marlon’s story is told in a first person narrative that comes alive right from the start, laying bare his insecurities, hopes and dreams. When things go wrong, it’s impossible not to feel for him. He’s an engagingly authentic main character who cares deeply about both his mother and his brother and who wants to stay out of trouble but, ultimately, he feels he has no alternative other than to confront the world he’d hoped for so long to avoid. I groaned when he made bad choices, cheered when he got things right and felt like I knew him as well as I knew my own friends when I was that age. What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it.” Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo Soldier

I was gripped by Orangeboy from start to finish, and spent much of the latter stages of the book trying to work out how the hell Marlon was going to come out of the story in one piece. His journey is both uncomfortable and uplifting, as he struggles against what seem to be insurmountable odds.

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