New from the winner of the Guardian Children’s Book Award: Home Girl is the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system. It is a wholly modern story which sheds a much needed light on what can be an unsettling life – and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard.
Home Girl is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage – just like Naomi. It is award-winning author Alex Wheatle’s most moving and personal novel to date.
“Studded with Wheatle’s characteristic invented slang, Naomi’s story is both heartbreaking and hilarious, offering n o easy happy endings, but a flickering sense of hope.”
Imogen Russell Williams GUARDIAN REVIEWS