Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 18 Jul 2021
“As Melvin Burgess’s Junk was to the dangers of drugs, this cautionary young adult novel is to the threat of radicalisation.” Sunday Times
“Palmer’s book is brave and necessary to a remarkable degree, especially praiseworthy since it is his debut novel.” BfK 5-star review
A white supremacist group and its violent leader targets teenage Josh, who is struggling to cope with his father’s recent death at the hands of terrorists. Will he find the strength to resist, or will his unlikely relationship with Dana give them both the escape that they so badly need? An unflinching and muscular exploration of grief, and what we plant in the spaces that loss leaves inside us, Grow is a tense and compelling novel about our current social landscape.