Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nation's 'feral youth'. When a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance in the 15-year-old's life, opening the door to a world of salaries, pianos and middle-class housemates, Alesha's instinct is to pull up her hood and return to the streets. But fuelled by a need to survive, she falls into a cycle of crime, violence and drug-dealing, her one true ally deserting her when she needs him most. While everyone around her is rallying against the authorities in a war of haves and have-nots, Alesha finds herself caught in the crossfire, inextricably linked to the people she is trying to fight against. Can she see a way out? And as riots sweep the nation, whose side will she take?
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By Katharine on 10-08-13
Should be essential reading for all politicians
What made the experience of listening to Feral Youth the most enjoyable?
Really enjoyed the book. Finished it in less than a day!!From a social point of view it is in my opinion an accurate description of the of the 'have and have nots'. As a story it is well written, original and well read.
Which character – as performed by Deanna Rodger – was your favourite?
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Any additional comments?
Was not sure about choosing the book- I work with young people and I like to listen to books that can be uplifting and I wasn't expecting this to be.
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