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Too Much Trouble

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"Get out, Emmanuel!" growled my uncle. "Take your brother and go." But where can two boys go when they're on their own, on the run, with little money or food? All 12-year-old Emmanuel knows is that he has to look after Prince. They were his father's last words to him. On the train to London, Em and Prince have no idea where they will end up - but then they meet the mysteri ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Lincoln Children's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Chanel
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best book I've ever read. It ever made me cry - and I'm not one to cry.
CLV Library
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
A gripping story about 2 brothers from Africa settling to a new life in Britain to escape from the violence in their own country. Instead the boys find themselves thrown into a terrifying and violent criminal underworld here. Drug-dealing, stealing to order, shoot-outs and violence characterise their new life and every day is a fight for survival. Like a modernised Oliver Twist story this book will keep you reading and make you stop and think. Not a book you'll forget in a hurry.
Selan
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teenage
This was a really great book. The title and cover led me to think that this was to do with running away from gangsters or something, but actually it touches some pretty deep subjects. Living without parents, abuse at home, facing starvation and eviction, drug dealers...wow, not what I expected.
Parts of it do make me think of a modernised Oliver Twist, too. It gets especially exciting in the latter half of the book when Mr Green turns up. 4 stars.
Amanda Bond
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Oliver Twist type of tale. Two brothers alone in the world. Run away to London only to fall in with a gang of thieves.
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