Inside My Head by Jim Carrington
  

Inside My Head

Written by Jim Carrington

13+ readers   Debuts of the Month   eBooks   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

A very, very pacy and unputdownable contemporary novel that will be relevant to all teenagers. With sharp teen dialogue and a keen eye for a teenager’s world this punchy novel’s themes of friendship, bullying, the importance of family life and the need to communicate are incredibly well drawn.

Very much in the style of Melvin Burgess and Kevin Brooks this powerful debut novel focuses on three very different teenagers, whose lives become unavoidably interlinked. The cleverly constructed narrative consists of three points of view: of Gary, constantly victimised by the school bully in a nasty, name-calling and vindictive way; the bully’s friend, David and a new girl to the school, the independent thinking and brave, Zoë.

Win the Skulduggery Pleasant series, SIGNED by the author!

The 11 instalment in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series, Midnight, is out in hardback on 31 May. To celebrate this we are giving away THREE prizes of all 11 books in the series, SIGNED by the author Derek Landy and delivered in a special Skulduggery Pleasant tote bag!

To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Draw closes on 28 June 2018. The winners will be notified by 12 July 2018.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 28/06/2018

Synopsis

Inside My Head by Jim Carrington

Three view points, three interconnected stories. Gary reveals the painful and often unsuccessful attempts by a young man to control his anger under great provocation - and his inability to communicate. David is someone who is uncomfortable with the bullying but doesn't dare to do anything about it - until the end. Zoe is a young woman who can see Gary through different eyes and is independent, freethinking and brave. Also featured in this title are rampaging tractors, shotguns and cheese puffs.

Reviews

Review of ‘Inside My Head’ by Books for Keeps [4 stars]

Gary is both from a troubled home and the victim of the school bully. He is unable to communicate the rage and hurt that bedevil every waking hour, even to Zoë, a confident new girl to the area, who befriends him. These two are the narrators of this moving tale along with the bully’s best friend, himself troubled by doubt and fear; should he defend Gary or stick to Kids’ rules and not snitch on his vicious, taunting mate?

We literally spend a lot of time inside the protagonists’ heads and, for all three, it is a convincing place to be. Each perspective sees the character struggling with action versus inaction and this never lets up, right through to the tense climax. What started out as a short story for Anti-bullying Week had been transformed into a novel well worth promoting. Be aware that there is some strong language, thoroughly justified in the context of the story.

About the Author

Jim Carrington

Inside My Head, published by Bloomsbury in May 2010, is Jim Carrington’s first novel. He is a teacher and lives with his family in Raynes Park, south-west London.

Photo © Sonja Timpson

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Jim Carrington
More books by Jim Carrington

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

5th April 2010

ISBN

9781408802717

Categories


It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****