1st out of 17 books — 7 voters
The Hoodie and the Humpback
by Faye Meredith (Goodreads Author)
People cross the road when they see Tanya coming. A fact she's immensely proud of; being feared is essential for survival on her London estate. But when her friend Lena gets picked to join a gang and she doesn't, Tanya's life changes. She wanders home in the early hours, nursing the world's worst hangover and sees the bizarre sight of a whale swimming up the Thames. Apart...more
Published July 4th 2012 by Adrenalin Books
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In 2006 a bootlenose whale swam up the Thames, right into the centre of bustling London. Sadly, the poor thing didn't get back out to sea and eventually died. But I was always intrigued by this true story - a creature from the deep in the middle of our capital city. The book is loosely based on this real-life event. I wanted to explore what effect this would have on someone, a teenager who'd never seen a wild animal before, (in the book it's a humpback whale). That girl was Tanya, a teenager fro...more