The individual voices in this story, Niku and Jess, are distinct and different to anything I’ve read. I loved them. I swallowed this book in a big gulp in one sleepless night. Jess has a horrific homelife, she is fighting to stay in her home but the bully her mother is living with is terrorising her and her mum. She is forced to watch her mum get beaten. Niku is Romanian and has come to England with his family, he cannot speak English and is treated badly by his classmates but along with these struggles, he is being forced into marriage to a girl he has never met back in his home country. It sounds dreadful, it is dreadful, but it is a story which has hope. It also has one of the most shocking endings, it left me open mouthed with shock.
Buy it for your high school library, this is quality literature and I highly recommend it.