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  • Published: 22 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141901831
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Kid




Kevin Lewis grew up on a council estate in South London. Beaten and starved by his parents, ignored by the social services and bullied at school, he was offered a chance to escape this nightmare world and was put into care. Despite his best efforts to make things work out, his life spiralled out of control. At the age of 17 he became caught up in the criminal underworld of London, where he was known as 'The Kid'. From the violent anger he suffered at the hands of his mother and father, to the continuous torments at school; from the way in which he coped with rejection from people he trusted, to suffering from bulimia and a wish to take his own life, Kevin succeeded in making a better life for himself. This is his story ..

  • Pub date: 22 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141901831
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Authors

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis grew up on the mean streets of south London. The Kid, his first book, chronicles his life at the hands of his violent parents and a system that neglected him. His first novel, Kaitlyn, was a paperback bestseller.
Living in Surrey, Kevin is thirty-two and married with two children.

Sapphire

Sapphire has taught reading and writing to teenagers and adults in New York City since 1987. A poet and performance artist, she is the author of American Dreams, a collection of poetry. Push is her first novel. She lives in New York City.


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