by Lawrence, Patrice
Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me.
I was the kid people looked straight through. NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.
Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him.
Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?
A young man has an impossible choice to make, in this powerful urban story that will challenge preconceptions and melt the hardest heart.
Orangeboy is the stunning debut from London-based author Patrice Lawrence who finds that music often seeps into her writing and shares her writing space with a cat called Stormageddon.
Publisher: Hachette Book Group UK (Bookpoint)