Thanks to @EmmaCBradshaw from Bloomsbury and Kirsty (@overflowingklc) at The Overflowing Library for this great YA.
Author: Jim Carrington
Title: Drive By
Genre: Contemporary YA
Published: 1 Mar 2012
Source: received as 'early bird review' prize in the British Books Challenge
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Revenge isn't all that's on Johnny's mind, however, as he spots an impossibly cool, black-clad, pale-skinned girl on the bus. He can't stop thinking about her, but has she even registered his existence?
When Johnny discovers that the old lady suffered a heart attack after the drive-by and subsequently died, he is totally guilt-stricken. And when Johnny wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, feeling a presence in his room, he believes that he's being haunted and the strain starts to show . . .
An incredibly dramatic, pacy novel about getting in over your head, guilt and facing up to your decisions.
Jim Carrington is fast establishing himself as an accomplished writer for teens. New and existing fans alike will devour his latest offering.