Set in a large school, this book covers such subjects as truancy, love, disillusionment, parents and homework. The pupils encounter various and diverse trials and tribulations. The author has won several prizes including the Carnegie Medal.
A gritty and realistic novel about life in an inner-city comprehensive, by an award winning author. Set in an inner-city comprehensive, Tough Luck explores the trials and tribulations of life for pupils and teachers. Centring on three Year 9* pupils -- all loners for different reasons. Nasim -- newly arrived from Pakistan; Twagger -- the school truant who only turns up for a hot school dinner and Sprat who wants love and attention, not money and gifts, from his single-parent father. Their 'right-on' and understanding teacher, Mr Bead, together with the rest of his class all play their part in making this a thought-provoking and gripping novel, which will be painfully real to many readers. * updated from Year 3 in the original novel.
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