Black Swan Green
Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village on earth. In thirteen chapters we follow thirteen months of his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp. And through Jason's eyes, we seewhat he doesn't know he knows - and watch unfold what will make him wish his life had been as uneventful as he had believed.