Buddy is a moving and totally convincing account of a boy’s faltering relationship with his father, with an atmospheric 1980s setting. It is one of The Originals from Penguin – iconic, outspoken, first.
Buddy has a hopeless father who is an ageing rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. The two manage to strike up some kind of relationship when Buddy’s mum walks out – until Buddy realises that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Age Range: 11 – 17 years
- Publisher: Penguin (4 Aug. 2016)