A white supremacist group and its violent leader target fifteen- year-old Josh, who is struggling to cope with his father’s recent death at the hands of terrorists. Will he find the strength to resist, and will unlikely accomplice Dana help him plant something good in the space grief has left inside him?

Praise for Grow

‘Had me hooked from the opening sentence. The voice is clever and engaging, and the story it tells is timely and important.’ — Jo Nadin

‘Powerful and honest, and very timely – a fine debut. I adore gritty stories that don’t shirk more difficult subject matter, and this is right up there.’ — Bali Rai

‘As Melvin Burgess’s Junk was to the dangers of drugs, this cautionary young adult novel is to the threat of radicalisation.’ — Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

‘This unsettling yet compelling debut deserves a place on many bookshelves.’ — Claire Hennessy, The Irish Times

Awards & Nominations

Branford Boase Award 2022 – Shortlist

YOTO Carnegie Medal 2022 – Longlist

UKLA Book Awards 2023 – Longlist

Sunday Times Children’s Books of the Year List – 2021

Grow is available wherever you get your books

%d bloggers like this: