Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman

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Narrated By: Jack Hawkins, Joe Jameson

Duration: 7 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the unchartered territory of teenage fatherhood.

You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby.

You're happy to look after it, just for an hour or two. But then she doesn't come back - and your future suddenly looks very different.

Malorie's dramatic new novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.


Children's / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children's / Teenage personal and social topics: Teenage pregnancy

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An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best


Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school

The Times

Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away


Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner

Financial Times

This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed