LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL

For the past five weeks I’d prayed that I’d never see my brother’s name spelt out in poppies. In the weeks that followed I often wished I had.

Jammy and Sonny McGann are brothers, but that’s where the similarities end. One is calm when the other is angry; one has a plan while the other lives purely in the moment.

When Jammy returns from Afghanistan a very different man to the one who left, it’s Sonny who is left to hold things together. But just how far will he go to save the brother who always put him first?

Inspired by S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and by the battles facing young soldiers all over the world, this is a devastating novel about brotherhood and sacrifice.

Praise for Heroic

“A war story,  a love story,  a wonderfully real story.”
Kevin Brooks

“Great title, great book, great writer.”
Marcus Sedgwick

“An exciting, engrossing and deeply sympathetic tale of people in trouble.”
The Telegraph