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15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

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Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it’s not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he’s a dog.

When Mum fails to come home one night, Laurence tells nobody, terrified he and his brother will be taken into care if anyone finds out. Instead, he attempts to keep up the pretence that Mum is still around: dressing up in her clothes to trick the neighbours and spinning an increasingly complicated tangle of lies.

After two weeks on their own, running out of food and money, and with suspicious adults closing in, Laurence finally discovers what happened to his mother. And that’s when the trouble really starts . . .

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15 Days Without a Head is on our UKYA Top 100 list.

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Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

One thought on “15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

  1. Hiya, Still wondering when the winner of your competition will be announced?