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It was a love story. Me, Gemma and junk. I thought it was going to last forever.
Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down. She wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, finally, you have to come down. Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a vivid depiction of a group of teenagers in the grip of addiction. Told from multiple viewpoints, Junk is a powerful, unflinching novel about heroin. Once you take a hit, you will never be the same again.
'Everyone should read Junk' The Times
With an introduction by Malorie Blackman and all-new material from Melvin Burgess and the publisher's archives on the book's controversial history.
'Everyone should read Junk' - The Times
'Believable and rivetingly readable. I couldn't put it down' - Evening Standard
'Moving and provocative' - Observer
'One of the defining books of YA fiction' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller