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Orangeboy
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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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?
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Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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WomanistBibliophile
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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This was a brilliantly compelling YA read. Funny, touching, thoughtful. I thoroughly enjoyed the London setting, unexpected plotting, and the warmth with which the characters are rendered.
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#diverseYA #representationmatters

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Kappadeemom
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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Stopped in a library on my way to Atlanta and there was an orange display! 🎃👻

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GatheringBooks
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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#AdelesMayMashUp Day 4: #SomeoneLikeYou whose first date ends in tragedy and being hunted down - would most likely want a rewind of past events to go back to just listening to Earth Wind and Fire albums from your dead dad‘s collection. Looking forward to reading this #reviewcopy sent to me by my fave distributor.

RachelO That cover! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! Cool cover!! 1y
vkois88 I'm with everyone else, that cover is spectacular 1y
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RoxanneMilward
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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I actually really enjoyed this even though it reminds me of a CBBC drama.

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amberknight
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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Orangeboy is such a cool book! I read it as part of the 2017 book awards reading list, I have to admit that from looking at it it didn't look like my type of book, but it turned out to be really good.. The storyline is so intriguing and you're always wondering what's gonna happen next.. Loved it!

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BrownGirlReading
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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Started this one last year and got distracted and didn't finish. So will be finishing at some point this year. #readsoullit #orangeboy #YA

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yayeahyeah
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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Stunning contemporary telling the story of Marlon, caught up in danger when a date ends tragically. He's an incredible main character and my heart went out to him and his mother, already heartbroken by an accident his brother was involved in several years previously. The way Marlon gets drawn into the world Andre had occupied is brilliantly paced - although it's a tough read as it's so clearly leading to bad things. A really outstanding debut!

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Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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Super busy so didn't manage to get my #UKYANov POC main character pick up yesterday - I haven't read this yet but have heard amazing things, and Patrice is great. :)

readordierachel Great cover! 3y
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Missusb
Orangeboy | Patrice Lawrence
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I am about a third in. Am still unclear about the significance of the title. Marlon is a good boy who initially makes some dodgy decisions because of a girl, and who goes on to make increasingly more dangerous ones probably still because of a girl (I haven't got that far yet). #preview

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