From the undisputed master of the genre comes the story of a young hoodlum's coming of age. As Alex is pulled between well-meaning but exhausted social workers and viciously cruel authority figures, his emotions and actions are forever careening off of these two disparate influences. One constant remains: his no-good, criminally-minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in a young intelligent mind that's already well on its way to social deviancy.

Little Boy Blue 1997, St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9780312169077

St Martin's Press edition