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  • Being Billy
  • Phil Earle
  • English
  • 22 February 2020
  • 9780141331355

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Being Billy Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Being Billy is the award winning first novel by Phil Earle Heroic Phil Earle's hugely anticipated third novel is out on 24 April 2013Faces 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 didEight 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 awayAs far as Billy's concerned he's on his own His litt. 5 Words Harsh startling thought provoking differentI haven t read a book like this for a long while And it was so refreshingBeing Billy is stark and harsh and though provoking It makes you stop and think and look at things from a different perspectiveThis book is UKYA at its best It s real it s gritty and it hits you hardAt first I thought I wasn t going to sympathise with Billy He s a bit of a shit But as I read I discovered that he s a good kid really He just hasn t had the best of lives I understood why he made the decisions he did even if at first they seemed abhorrent to me As different as Billy is as much as he is pretty much the opposite of me I found that I could identify and empathise with himThis is a great read Read it even if only to challenge your own perceptions of the bad kids

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Being Billy Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB EPhil Earle was born raised and schooled in Hull His first job was as a care worker in a children's home an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy He then trained as a drama therapist and worked in a therapeutic community in south London caring for traumatized and abused adolescentsAfter a couple of years in the care sector Phil chose the sedate lifestyle of a bookseller and now works in children's publishing Phil lives in south east London with his wife and children but Hull will always be home. 45 StarsThis really is such a great book I apologise in advance for my rather gushing review but I really did love itThe story follows Billy a boy who has been in care for the past 8 years a lifer as he calls it He s angry with everyone the only meaning in his life are his younger brother and sister Then one night he runs into a girl called Daisy and they develop a friendship As he starts to open up to her he begins to learn that people do careand that he cares tooPhil Earle s writing in this is spot on and the voice he gives to Billy is remarkably authentic Not only did I absolutely adore his character but his story made me reconsider all the things I take for granted having a home having parents who have always been there for me knowing that I am loved by them there are just so many things that just are that I haven t really thought it might not be the case for everybody No that s not completely true I think I know that s the case but by making Billy so real it makes it heartbreaking to realise that there are many many kids out there just like himSo I admit I cried A LOT reading this but please believe me when I say there is humour present too I loved how Billy is constantly trying to wind Ronnie up But Billy s story really struck a cord with me I can t even begin to understand what it must be like to essentially be rejected not once but twice and all before you are 15 years old To be told yes you are wanted and then no sorry you are not Back to care you go It made me really sad and angry but I also began to understand why this might happen How do you go from living in care where everything is decided for you with a bunch of other kids and people who look after you on shifts and then go home to their real family to being part of a family where suddenly you are supposed to fit in and make all these choices to really believe that someone cares I wondered if that s why Billy calls himself a lifer Because he knows he will never have anything elseI loved taking Billy s journey with him At the start he s angry with everyone constantly lashing out and refusing to let anyone close His lifeline is his brother and sister and you really see how different he is with them how caring and vulnerable The addition of Daisy in his life seems to change all that anger and their friendship seems to open him up and make a real difference I also loved his relationship with Ronnie and how that changes and develops over the course of the novel If I had to criticise there was one aspect of the story that felt a little too coincidental for my liking but at the same time it did get Billy to the place he needs to be The pay off made it worth it so to speakWhat I really enjoyed about this book as well as everything I mentioned above was how all the characters felt real Ronnie Daisy Billy s brother and sister his mother I felt completely invested in all of them I think Phil Earle s experience working in a care home really added to this novel by giving us insight into not just Billy but also in the characters that surround him A truly awesome debut and I m really looking forward to reading by this author

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Being Billy Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Le brother and sister keep him going though they can't keep him out of troubleBut he isn't being difficult on purpose Billy's just being Billy He can't be anything elseCan he'Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively about damaged children in this brilliant page turning novel It moved me to tears' Jacueline Wilson '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 McKenzi. 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 uniue 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 Outback Encounter uniue 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 Willow Point A Harbour Falls Mystery #2 until the very last page