Boys Don't Cry
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.
A hard-hitting teenage novel from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.
"An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best" Guardian "Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away" -- Nick Tucker Independent "Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner" -- Suzi Feay Financial Times "This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed" -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph
Noughts and Crosses has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award. Malorie Blackman has also won the WHSmith Mind-Boggling Books Award and the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award as well as being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her work has appeared on screen and been adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial. In 2008 Malorie was honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.