It would have been hard to have missed what was written on the wall. Painted in giant whitewashed letters: 'SHARKEY IS A GRASS'.
I hadn't a clue who Sharkey was, but I knew one thing. 'Sharkey's a dead man,' I said.
Leo knows the value of never grassing and that you never grass on your friends. Everybody, too, knows the gang leaders in town. And you don't grass on them. No...more
He lives at home with his parents and 5 year old brother, goes to school. and has a best friend who he likes to explore abandoned buildings with.
One day Leo witnesses a violent murder and his life is turned completely upside down.
Before he knows it he is working for one of the local gang leaders and going against everything he has ever been told about what is right and what is wrong.
I really loved this book, it is set in and aroun...more
I was impressed that this book...more
The author draws the reader in from the word go. Two young, school friends lives are torn apart by bully mafia style barons. Several housing estates are owned by these thugs, they ruin good law abiding citizens, but it is tolerated as no-one wants to be known as a grass. They would face a severe beating or at worse murdered.
Until one day, one of the friends witnesses a local big man, murders another thug.
Scared to come forward is embroiled into their...more