'Gypsy Boy on the Run is a fantastic book. It follows Mikey as he tries to escape the demons of his past and his father's fury. Prepare to get funny looks from fellow passengers on public transport as you alternate between crying and punching the air in triumph. Mikey's story will leave you full of awe and admiration at how a person can go through so much at such a young age and come through the other side not only sane, but a good person. At an age when most of us are studying for our GCSEs and thinking about who to snog, Mikey was alone, on the run and fighting for survival. The strength and the spirit of Mikey shone through in the brilliant Gypsy Boy and continues to shine even brighter in Gypsy Boy on the Run. I can't recommend it highly enough.' (Sara Cox, Broadcaster)
Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong.
But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on him and that he was being hunted down by gangs of thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that life will never be the same again.
Brimming with unforgettable characters, this extraordinary coming-of-age story will remind you that sometimes it takes courage (and the odd Disney song) to be the person you were meant to be.