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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780552548625
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Boys Don't Cry




A hard-hitting teenage novel from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.

In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood.

You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby.

You're happy to look after it, just for an hour or two. But then she doesn't come back - and your future suddenly looks very different.

Malorie's dramatic new novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780552548625
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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Praise for Boys Don't Cry

An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best

Guardian

Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away

Independent

Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner

Financial Times

This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed

Daily Telegraph

Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school

The Times

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