Inside Author:Julia Jarman A compelling account of a young offender's experience behind bars from an award-winning writer for teenagers. — Lee has 'gone down.' Doors have locked and he's in a barred cell. Twelve months for burglary and accidentally injuring an old lady. It seems a long time, even if he can 'keep his nose clean' and shorten the sentence. — Lee has a choice ?... more » or so the screws say ? to change his life by taking advantage of Anger Management and other classes, or spend his life inside, like his father.
But how can he go straight? On the prison landings, you have to choose sides. Cellmate, Sharpey, seems to give good advice, but can he be trusted? And what about the two warring drug lords both demanding he pay his 'taxes' to them?
Suddenly, the tough estate where Lee once lived seems like an adventure playground. He thought he was tough, but now he's wondering if he can survive.« less