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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A hard-edged story about a group of disaffected teens who turn to crime in order to get the things they want. But can they handle the consequences?

Trick is fifteen and growing up in a dead-end Devon town. Because of how he looks, Trick stands out, attracting unwanted attention. He is also smart, but knows better than to let his friends realise this.

He wins approval from hi
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published July 24th 2011 by Peach Publishing
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This was another freebie from Amazon so I wasn't expecting great things but I was, once more pleasantly surprised (I should really elevate my expectations of these free books). It was refreshingly to have a book written in dialect that was easy to understand, as well as enhancing how enjoyable the book was to read. The characters, with the exception of Trick (the protagonist), were not very well developed as there seemed to be too many of them for such a short novel. That being said, description ...more
Considering this only cost 85p, it's fantastic value. It's a coming of age story where Trick is a black boy growing up in an otherwise all white dead-end town. He is part of a group who lead him into all sorts of trouble whilst he just tries to get on with life and tell the girl he loves how he feels.

A fantastic book that really made you care about the main character and portrayed a fairly accurate representation of growing up in a small town. As well as being dramatic it's also really funny in
This was the first free book I'd read on my kindle and really enjoyed if. The main character , Trick, narrates the story and he's likable and well written. You find yourself willing him to get together with the girl he loves.
Knowing teenagers as I've worked with them through scouting, the author clearly knows his stuff, what's important, what isn't, dealing with parents and all the rest. The early 90's setting of the book is described well and the music and clothes help add character to the book
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Published: 24/07/2011
Author: Sean Hancock
Recommended for: fans of action novels
Edition: Kindle

I found this book on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought that I would give it a go. I thought that it was really well written, with an interesting storyline will draws you in and makes you want to read it. The way the author wrote the book made it easy to follow and the writing style made the book flow nicely. The only character that was well described and developed was Trick the others just felt
Really enjoyed this book! I do hope SH will write another book soon. Get this book as it is a real pleasure to read! All the characters are very real and, at some time in during our teenage years we have met people like the characters on this book. Great read!
Well written coming of age story set in a small town in Devon, where Richard is encouraged into a life of crime by his mates.
Finished reading Trick, the story moved and kept my interest the last 20% of the book. I wouldn't recommend.
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Sean Hancock was born in 1977 in Oxford, England. He lived in London and Kenya before his family settled in Devon where Sean spent his formative years. His mother is from Somalia, East Africa, and his father is English, and so he stood out growing up in a small country town where virtually everyone was white. Trick is inspired, in part, by that period of his life.

Sean's parents separated when he w
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