Who says youth is wasted on the young? Jasper wants to get on in the world, but life is distracting.
He's got his A-levels to contend with, his mother pushing him to overachieve, weekly visits to his psychologist, come-downs, YouTube suicides and pregnant one-night-stands. And then there's his step-dad - the murderer. Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming-of-age novel.
It paints a vivid portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today.
Funny, smart and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857861870