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Taste the Bright Lights



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Taste the Bright Lights by Laura Canning
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A hard-hitting novel following two months in the life of 14 year old Lisa as she runs away and learns to survive on the streets. Random House said: 'Extremely well-written. The narrative voice is particurly strong and supple, conveying both Lisa's teenage defiance and her immense vulnerability.' A Lulu reviewer said: 'GREAT book, very authentic! All teenagers should read it and definitely all parents. Will become a classic.' NEW REVIEWS JUST IN! 'Brilliant - all teenage girls should read it.' 'Breath-taking...I was totally amazed by it. By god it deserves a hearing.' 'I really applaud your capacity to speak in the voice of a 14 yr old - it's so genuine, honest, comic at times and vivid.'(reader review) 'Great book, very impressed.' (reader review) 'Great narrative voice and really well-paced.' (reader review) 'I'm halfway through your book - it's brilliant! Is it wrong that I really fancy a barrack buster and a couple of pills?' (reader review)
Release date Australia
February 26th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Airstrip One Publications
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