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Black Sheep

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Dwayne, 16, meets high-flying, uni-bound Misha, and sparks fly.
To Misha it feels like true love, but her mum is adamant that Dwayne is bad news and forbids her to see him. When Misha decides to follow her heart, the web of secrets and lies begins to tighten….
For Dwayne is not quite who he says he is. And as he struggles to turn his life around while hiding his darker side from Misha, his ties with Trigger, Jukkie and the rest of his boys draw him deeper and deeper into gang violence, more serious and bloody than any he has ever seen. One night, Dwayne’s two lives collide, with devastating consequences.

Robert tells her story with conviction and passion, from a strong, but never obtrusive, moral standpoint. Her story is driven by despair at the waste of young lives in our cities, but she finds creative energy and hope there too. (Books for Keeps)
Original, full of twists and turns, and hugely unpredictable, with one of the strongest endings I’ve read for ages. (The Book Bag)

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