Caroline's Reviews > Orangeboy
Feb 12, 2017
OrangeBoy is a fantastic book, definitely one for your older YA readers though. Set in and around Brixton, it tells the story of a young black boy called Marlon whose brother had been involved in drugs, but who desperately wants not to follow his brother's footsteps. However, the deals that his brother had got into follow Marlon around, and step by step he inexorably falls into his brother's violent gang world. Will he be able to escape when everyone, his friends, the police and his mother, expect nothing better of him than following in his brother's footsteps? A really gritty read, teenagers will love it!
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