Melvin Burgess born 25 April is a British writer of children's fiction. He became famous in with the publication of Junk , about heroin-addicted teenagers on the streets of Bristol. In Britain, Junk became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. Burgess won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association , recognising the year's best children's book by a British author. He completed his first book accepted for publication in his mid-thirties: a novel, The Cry of the Wolf , published by Andersen Press in , which was highly commended  [a] by librarians for the Carnegie Medal, which Gillian Cross won for Wolf. Cross features a girl and a metaphorical wolf, the characters being the last grey wolf in Britain.
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Preview — Heroinas by Melvin Burgess. Heroinas by Melvin Burgess ,. Andrius Patiomkinas Translator. Bieniek ir V. Taigi, manau, kad M. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published by Alma littera first published November 14th More Details Original Title.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Heroinas. Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. About Melvin Burgess. Melvin Burgess. Melvin Burgess is a British author of children's fiction. His first book, The Cry of the Wolf , was published in He gained a certain amount of notoriety in with the publication of Junk , which was published in the shadow of the film of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting , and dealt with the trendy and controversial idea of heroin-addicted teenagers.
Junk soon became, at least in Britain, one of Melvin Burgess is a British author of children's fiction. Junk soon became, at least in Britain, one of the best-known children's books of the decade.
Burgess again courted predictable controversy in , with the publication of Doing It , which dealt with underage sex. In his other books, such as Bloodtide and The Ghost Behind the Wall , Burgess has dealt with less realist and sometimes fantastic themes.
Polyphony is typical for his most famous novels. Books by Melvin Burgess. Related Articles. Instead, due to the global pandemic, the Brooklyn-based auth Read more Trivia About Smack.
Quotes from Heroinas. You don't believe me. You think, she's out of her head. Yeah, I'm out of my head- on being me. What are you on? On being them. You don't even know. I bet you were never given a chance to know. You can be anything you want to be. Be careful. It's a spell. It's magic. Listen to the words You are anything You listen to them, teachers, parents, politicians.
They're always saying, if you steal you're a thief, if you sleep aroung you're a slut, if you take drugs you're a junkie. They want to get inside your head and control you with their fear. Don't play their game. Nothing can touch you; you stay beautiful. The experience can be a person or it can be a drug.
The experience opens a door that was there all the time but you never saw it. Or maybe it blasts you into outer space All that negative stuff. All the pain It just floted away from me, I just floated away from it Welcome back.
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