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Being Billy by Phil Earle, reviewed by Marcus Sedgwick

It's a great skill in a writer to achieve what Earle has achieved here - to present an unreliable narrator through whom we can nevertheless honestly see both the good and bad intentions of those around him, despite the fact that Billy himself frequently does not. Yes, this is an angry, unflinching and sometimes bleak look at the life of children in care, but it is also life-affirming, redemptive, and really just rather good. MARCUS SEDGWICK

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