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by PHIL EARLE

eBook Being Billy download ISBN: 0141331356
Author: PHIL EARLE
Publisher: PUFFIN (2011)
Language: English
ePub: 1603 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Faces flashed before my eyes.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. And for every face there was a time that they had let me down. Each punch that landed was revenge. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a Being Billy is the award-winning first novel by Phil Earle.

Being Billy is the award-winning first novel by Phil Earle. Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a Being Billy is the award-winning first novel by Phil Earle. Heroic, Phil Earle's hugely anticipated third novel is out on 24 April 2013 .

For redemption is what this book is about. Not just for Billy, but for many of its characters

For redemption is what this book is about. Not just for Billy, but for many of its characters. For Ronnie, for Billy's wayward mother, for Daisy, the pugnacious yet cool girl Billy meets on the street one day, who he soon learns is also from a broken background. It's their friendship that provides some key lessons for Billy, helping him to reflect on what he really needs to do, which is to stop fighting. It's a great skill in a writer to achieve what Earle has achieved here – to present an unreliable narrator through whom we can nevertheless honestly see both the good and bad intentions of those around him, despite the fact the Billy himself frequently does not.

Being Billy is the award-winning first novel by Phil Earle 'Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively about damaged children in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears' - Jacqueline Wilson. Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively about damaged children in this brilliant page-turning novel. Being Billy was a total page-turner - authentic and gritty. Billy's voice doesn't falter. spiky, brave and compassionate' - Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die. 'Moving and powerful, I loved it' - Sophie McKenzie. Phil Earle was born, raised and schooled in Hull. Heroic, Phil Earle's hugely anticipated third novel is out on 24 April 2013 Faces flashed before my eyes. Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn't forgotten what they di. ight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy's angry - with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away. As far as Billy's concerned, he's on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going,.

Being Billy by Phil Earle (Paperback, 2011). His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy

Being Billy by Phil Earle (Paperback, 2011). His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy. After a couple of years in the care sector, Phil chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing.

Phil Earle, London, United Kingdom. I'm a young adult writer living and working In old London town. Being Billy' and 'Saving Daisy' have been published by the lovely people at Puffin. Proud winner of the 'We Read Book Award'.

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize is an annual award given to a work of children's literature published during the previous year. First awarded in 2005, the purpose of the prize is "to uncover hidden talent in children's writing" and is therefore open only to authors who have published no more than three books. Beginning in 2012, the prize was divided into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction 5–12, and Teen.

Being Billy Award-winning author/illustrator. FREE delivery to schools. He isn’t being difficult on purpose. Billy’s just being Billy. He can’t be anything else

Being Billy Award-winning author/illustrator. Suitable for 11 - 18 years. More books for 11 - 18 year olds. He can’t be anything else. Can he? A moving and compelling story of a young boy trapped in a bad place, from an outstanding new voice. Philip Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears.

Faces flashed before my eyes. And for every face there was a time that they had let me down. Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn't forgotten what they did. Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy's angry - with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away. As far as Billy's concerned, he's on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can't keep him out of trouble. But he isn't being difficult on purpose. Billy's just being Billy. He can't be anything else. Can he?
Comments: (4)
Budar
It was a gripping book, that had all my emotions going. I fell in love with all the characters and even after reading the book, I am still thinking about it. I adored this book and thought it was very well written.
Zeli
Being Billy is a book that I've been meaning to read for a long time now, it's come highly recommended by most of my favourite UKYA bloggers and now that I've finally read it I can completely understand why they all rave about it. It's incredibly impressive to think that this was Phil Earle's debut novel and I'm excited that I already have copies of his next three books because I can't wait to dive into them.

Billy is an angry young man, something that isn't really surprising considering everything he's been through, he has spent eight years living in care and he feels that nobody really cares about him. The staff may act like they care but they're getting paid to look after him and he's sure they all forget about him the moment they're no longer on the clock. The only constants in Billy's life are his younger siblings, Lizzie and Louie, and Billy would do anything to make sure they are safe and cared for. He's pretty much given up on himself but he wants the best for them so when social services threaten to separate them unless he starts to behave himself he knows he's going to have to try and do something about his temper.

This story absolutely broke my heart, Billy is such an incredibly realistic character (you can really tell that the author has experience as a Care Worker) and his story really makes you think. It's painful to think of the thousands of children who are in Billy's position, children who haven't had the best start in life and who have been rejected or abused by the people who are supposed to love them the most. It's no wonder that some of these kids fight back to get attention or just don't know how to deal with their anger in a healthy way. Billy has no outlet for his feelings so his temper can be explosive but it was incredibly easy to sympathise with him.

What I loved most was seeing how Billy changes from a young man with the world on his shoulder who thinks that everyone is out to get him. It isn't easy but eventually he starts to understand that people do care about him and that they want what is best not just for him but also for Lizzie and Louie too. I also loved seeing his friendship with Daisy develop and I'm excited that we're going to learn more about her in Saving Daisy. I think the thing I probably enjoyed the most was Billy's interactions with the carer Ronnie. Ronnie was a hard taskmaster who didn't let Billy get away with anything but he took the time to build a bond between them. It was obvious how much Ronnie cared about the whole family and even though it took Billy a long time to realise that seeing the change in Billy when he finally did was incredibly rewarding. I have the utmost admiration for carers, it must be one of the most emotionally draining and difficult jobs out there but at times it must be one of the most rewarding ones too.

Being Billy is an incredible story, one that will break your heart one minute but have you laughing out loud the next. It will make you appreciate everything you've got and it might even make you think twice about the actions of some of the kids you used to go to school with. One thing it will definitely do is stay with you. I found myself thinking about Billy many times after I finished the book because he just feels so real to me, he is a young boy you could meet in pretty much any town in England and he wormed his way into my heart and made himself at home there. I can't recommend Being Billy highly enough and I can't wait to read more from Phil Earle.
Hellmaster
A young adult novel about 14 year old Billy who lives in a care home. The author really 'gets' the abandonment that children in care experience and through a good story explains where some of the aggression comes from and how difficult forming relationships can be.
Billy's life revolves around social workers, case reviews and feeling so defensive he won't let anyone get close to him, however he does have a soft spot; his younger siblings who look up to him. The other character central to the story is Ronnie, aka 'The Colonel'. He is Billy's care worker in the children's home and the role model he desperately needs. Billy's having none of it though and Ronnie seems to be fighting a losing battle in trying to get Billy to trust him. The author manages to make both views both understandable and believable; getting across the unacceptable but often misunderstood side of youth aggression and reinforcing just how precarious young lives are.
Erienan
Being Billy was so much better than I expected it to be! I found the description to be only vaguely intriguing and certainly nothing original at all. I didn't expect it to be so engaging and unique! I thought Billy was an excellently developed character and had no problems empathizing with him and his whole situation. While Billy is certainly not perfect, he's still a good person who has just been through a lot. I loved his relationship with his little siblings and I loved that he wasn't afraid to admit that he was wrong sometimes. Billy certainly grew as a character throughout the whole book and I was very satisfied with the ending. It wasn't amazing but it was well written, interesting and kept my attention until the very last page.