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A hard-hitting, showing the reality of life.
on 7 October 2000
A story about a 15 year old boy, from a very poor background and broken home, which shows the reality and harshness of life.
Billy (the main character) has to learn about life the hard way, through bullies at school, (not just other pupils) and a family who just doesn't care.
He finds comfort in one thing, a kestrel named Kes. He trained her from a fledgling, and it is the only thing he cares about. His life revolves around her, and when he is with her, his troubles disappear...
A great book, which is hard to put down. The relationship between the reader and Billy, Barry Hines creates is amazing. An excelent choice for everyone.