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Drive By

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Drive By

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Ziggy and his friends have finished school for good. One sweltering day, on their way back from a water fight at the park, they spot an old lady who has wound them up by bursting their football. They make a bad decision. The boys pedal up to the old lady's parked car and commit a drive-by soaking, before pedalling away as quickly as they can.Revenge isn't all that's on Ziggy's mind, however, as he spots an impossibly cool, black-clad, pale-skinned girl on the bus. He can't stop thinking about her, but has she even registered his existence? When Ziggy discovers that the old lady suffered a heart attack after the drive-by and subsequently died, he and his friends are totally guilt-stricken. Should they keep their involvement a secret between themselves? When Ziggy wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, feeling a presence in his room, he believes that he's being haunted and the strain starts to show . . .An incredibly dramatic, pacy novel about getting in over your head, guilt and facing up to your decisions.

Ziggy and his friends have finished school for good. One sweltering day, on their way back from a water fight at the park, they spot an old lady who has wound them up by bursting their football. They make a bad decision. The boys pedal up to the old lady's parked car and commit a drive-by soaking, before pedalling away as quickly as they can.Revenge isn't all that's on Ziggy's mind, however, as he spots an impossibly cool, black-clad, pale-skinned girl on the bus. He can't stop thinking about her, but has she even registered his existence? When Ziggy discovers that the old lady suffered a heart attack after the drive-by and subsequently died, he and his friends are totally guilt-stricken. Should they keep their involvement a secret between themselves? When Ziggy wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, feeling a presence in his room, he believes that he's being haunted and the strain starts to show . . .An incredibly dramatic, pacy novel about getting in over your head, guilt and facing up to your decisions.

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  • This is Jim Carrington's third novel. His first, Inside My Head, was nominated for the 2011 Carnegie Medal. Jim is a teacher and lives with his family in Raynes Park, south-west London.

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