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The Killing Jar

Monaghan, Nicola
Format: Paperback
Publisher: VINTAGE
Published: March 1, 2007
ISBN: 9780099496878
288 pages

£12.99

Five-year-old Kerrie-Ann Hill has an unusual neighbour. Mrs Ivanovich collects butterflies and she shows Kerrie-Ann how to catch them, take care of them, and evenhow to kill them using a jar and some funny-smelling liquid. Kerrie-Ann loves looking at these beautiful, delicate creatures, and imagines them flying free…

This is Kerrie-Ann’s story. She doesn’t know who her father is, and her mother is a junkie. By the age of ten, she’s selling drugs at school.

By twelve, she’s been beaten up by a customer, hidden stolen guns, done time in a girls’ home, and already has a taste for whizz. And then there’s Mark – her only true friend and the one person she can trust. Their friendship turns into a powerful love and together they are invincible.

But in their world it’s easy to lose control. On the drug-riddled estate with an atmosphere as lethal as a killing jar, it seems that Kerrie-Ann doesn’t stand a chance. Unless she can make use of what Mrs Ivanovich taught her all those years ago.

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