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Melvin Burgess

Author of Smack

42+ Works 4,102 Members 156 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Melvin Burgess

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Series

Works by Melvin Burgess

Smack (1998) 1,500 copies
Doing It (2003) 534 copies
Bloodtide (1998) 328 copies
Sara's Face (2006) 173 copies
The Hit (2013) 161 copies
Bloodsong (2005) 156 copies
Lady: My Life as a Bitch (2001) 135 copies
Nicholas Dane (2009) 123 copies
An Angel for May (1992) — Author — 76 copies
The Cry of the Wolf (1990) 69 copies
The Ghost Behind the Wall (2000) 68 copies
Burning Issy (1992) 65 copies
Kite (1997) 62 copies

Associated Works

The Call of the Wild (1903) — Introduction, some editions — 19,837 copies
Centuries of Stories (1999) — Contributor — 57 copies
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Contributor — 50 copies
Losing It (2010) — Contributor — 36 copies
Mirrors: Sparkling New Stories from Prize-Winning Authors (2001) — Contributor — 12 copies

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Knocked out by this book. Couldn’t put it down.
 
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mumoftheanimals | 28 other reviews | Jan 28, 2024 |
5/10, very depressing.
 
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Law_Books600 | 1 other review | Nov 3, 2023 |
CW: physical abuse, sexual assault, group rape alluded to, drugging, violence/anger management issues, bullying

3.5 Stars

Well that was a lot of teenage angst!

Surprisingly the characters were actually quite relatable and oddly endearing. At the end of the day they were three teens who felt incredibly let down by the adults in their lives and each responded in different ways to this sense of betrayal. I really enjoyed Hannah's character and hope everyone has someone in their corner who is as compassionate and caring. A good addition to the library.… (more)
 
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Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | 4 other reviews | Feb 14, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
42
Also by
7
Members
4,102
Popularity
#6,131
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
156
ISBNs
399
Languages
19
Favorited
3

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