Worse Than Boys by Cathy Macphail
  

Worse Than Boys

Written by Cathy Macphail

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Hannah loves being part of the Lip Gloss Girls. They operate as a gang – mostly challenging the Hell Cats and always standing up for each other. But, when Hannah’s accused of betraying the Lip Gloss Girls, she soon finds out what it is like to on the outside. And yes, girls can be worse than boys – when it comes to gang warfare…

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Worse Than Boys by Cathy Macphail

Hannah Driscoll is part of a gang called the Lip Gloss Girls. The gang spends most of their time together, or baiting the rival gang the Hell Cats. Hannah feels safe and comfortable within the gang until she is accused of betraying the Lip Gloss Girls. All of a sudden Hannah is made to feel what it is like to be cast out and surrounded by enemies.

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'An emotionally charged story about girl gangs, betrayal and the way that friendship can change in an instant ... simply brilliant'

! magazine 'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Catherine MacPhail

About the Author

Cathy Macphail

Scottish author Cathy McPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel, Fighting Back, a Royal Mail award and the 2010 Explore Award for Roxy's Baby and the 2010 Stockport Award and Royal Mail Award for Grass. Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

Cathy wrote Run Zan Run after her daughter Katie was bullied at school. Cathy now loves writing for children. Asked what she'd do if she wasn't a writer, she says: "If I wasn't paid to write, I'd still write books. What do I do in my spare time? I write. What is my hobby? Writing. I just love it. So, what would I be if I wasn't a writer? Bored stiff."

Cathy is the author of the heart-stopping and highly original crime thrillers Nemesis Boys. Reluctant readers in particular will be drawn to the whole package – the dramatic cover look, the short time frame in which all four thrillers are set, the short, pacy chapters, the cliff hangers and the dynamic, independent, resourceful boy hero.

Nemesis is the junior Bourne Identity so parents who are fans of Robert Ludlum’s writing will appreciate just how good and suitable the Nemesis quartet is for their late tween and teen offspring.

Devil you know is a fast-paced teen thriller with the author’s unique brand of real-life drama and shocking twists, the action-packed story of a group of boys dealing with friendship, trust and revenge on a Glasgow estate.

There are bookmarks and posters to download from Cathy's website - click on the link on the right hand side.

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Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Cathy Macphail
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

5th February 2007

ISBN

9781408802038

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