“I couldn't put it down. Laurence is 15 and living with his drunk, two-job working, depressed mum and his 6 year old brother Jay in a run down walk-up. Roaches in the kitchen, despair all around. Laurence is convinced that if he just manages to win a radio contest vacation that his mum and life in general will turn around. That is, until the day that mum doesn't come back home.
The writing is realistic and the characters real: flawed and honest.”