The knife slipped into my body, a bright, sharp edge of death, a thief…
Josh has 25 minutes left to live.
Lying alone in a pool of blood, Josh has not much time to think. Yesterday he stabbed his best mate, and now it has happened to him.
But there are questions he cannot get out of his head. Like, how did he get into this mess? Will anyone find him in time? Will his girlfriend forgive him, and what really happened to his older brother?
As his life slips away, the events of the last 24 hours start to look very different.
I was absolutely thrilled to discover that Dead Boy Talking was selected for the Catalyst Long list 2011. It is a wonderful award and so well organised that it is great fun being part of it.
I just love that the young readers get so excited and involved in the process.