In a suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four teenage girls drift through a hot smoggy August and tedious summer school classes. There's dependable Toshi; brainy Terauchi; Yuzan, grief-stricken and confused; and Kirarin, whose late nights and reckless behaviour remain a secret from those around her. Then Toshi's next-door neighbour is found brutally murdered and the girls suspect Worm, the neighbour's son and a high school misfit. But when he disappears (taking Toshi's bike and cell phone with him) the four girls become ...

Real World 2009, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307387486

Trade paperback

Real World 2008, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099523192


Real World 2008, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307267573


Real World 2008,

ISBN-13: 9780099526452

Mass-market paperback