From Ireland’s first laureate for children’s literature comes a story of abuse and neglect told with sincerity, heart, and a healthy dose of humor. Jono has always been able to cope with his mother’s drinking, but when she hits his little sister Julie, he decides it’s time for them to run away. Told in Jono’s funny, self-conscious voice, the layers of his past and the events of his escape are gradually revealed.
- ISBN: 9781596436473
- Author: Parkinson, Siobhan
- Published: 2011 , Macmillan
- Themes: abuse, alcoholism, runaway, Siblings
- Descriptors: Europe, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Ireland, Realistic Fiction
- No. of pages: 158