Kevin Brooks was born in 1959 and grew up in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school he moved to London to try and become a rock star, and had many interesting and unusual day jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction.
Kevin has written five enormously successful young adult novels for Chicken House: Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing the Rain, Candy, and The Road of the Dead.
Kevin now lives in North Yorkshire.
Caitlin’s life changes from the moment she sees Lucas walking across the causeway one hot summer’s day.
He is the strangest, most beautiful boy she has ever seen – and when she meets him, her world comes alive. But to others, he quickly becomes an object of jealousy, prejudice and hatred. Caitlin tries to make sense of the injustice that lurks at every unexpected twist and turn, until she realises that she must do what she knows in her heart is right.
A mesmerising evocation of one extraordinary month in a young girl’s life.