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The Game

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  393 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When Mary's mother throws her out, the sassy teenager soon learns how tough life can be. Her new friend Lynne is older, has a taste for cocaine, and isn't above walking the streets for extra cash to pay for it. Mary sticks to a straighter path, until the night Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to their flat. The women don't know that their new friends are small-time criminals ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Clare O'Beara
My main issue with this book is that we are given insufficient information about the setting. I thought it must be set in London. I kept wondering why the girls stayed in such a grotty area and never saw any of the nicer parts of London, and never got on the Tube. At the end I asked a British person where Moss Side was, and he told me it was a suburb in Manchester. How is a non-British person supposed to know that? How is a British one for that matter?

The story involves two brainless girls who t
A sad story following the life of a girl who ends up as a junkie and a prostitute after being kicked out by her mum when she was 16. Nothing would shock you more than how desperate someone can be when relying on drugs to get them through the day. From the cost of the drugs to the effect it has on your on your appearance to lowering your standards so you sell your body. It shows that when you are drugs noone is your friend and you are never safe.

Twists and turns throughout the book keep you on ed
Aug 14, 2012 Chloe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
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I love this book, its one of my favorite books, in fact I love it so much that ive read it so many times I had to buy a new copy cause my first one fell apart. If you havent read it yet then you really should, anyone who like Martina cole, Jessie Keane or Kimberly Chamber will like all of Mandas
This is one of my all time favorite authors! A million times better than Martina Cole! She writes with genuine authenticity, keeps the story interesting and flowing without going overboard and filling up pages for the sake of it.
Just finished another one of her books, can't wait to read them all!
I found it a bit confusing in the beginning. But the more you read the more it makes sence, and you get the hole aha experince which i love!

I really like how you see the scenes from different characters. It gives you the feeling of knowing more then the characters, and get a bette idea about what is going on.
Maria Daines
Currently reading, brilliant and absorbing but I've taken an age to get half way through because I haven't had enough time to read this year. Mandasue is a fantastic writer and the plot is really engaging, looking forward to reading all of her books. Great storytelling and real life characters. Excellent!
Well-written and makes you think how lucky you are with everything that is available for us - most importantly love from the important people in our lives. A heart-wrenching story.
P.d.r. Lindsay

Nothing wrong with the book, it's well written and the characters are well drawn. Its content is not my sort of read. Just a personal thing.
A perfect copy of the best of Martina Cole. Good story, entertaining and above all believable. Highly recommended in this genre.
Loved this book could'nt put it down very simlar to Martina Cole
Emma Clapperton
Fantastic read which I read in a few days. An amazing author :)
brilliant book! so engaging that I read it in just one day!
Another great book from mandasue heller!!
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a good read, with good characters
Emma Beath
such a fantastic read!!!
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Great storyline!
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Mandasue was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Crescents which have since become the background to her novels. Not only is she a talented writer, but she has also sung in cabaret and rock groups, seventies soul cover bands and blues jam bands.
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