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A teenage girl, Gemma, living in England in the '80s is bored with her life and hates her parents so she decides to run away with her boyfriend to the city of Bristol. They befriend two heroine addicts and eventually become addicts themselves. They live in squats and steal and prostitute themselves to survive.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story    -   making "Ends Meat" by prostitution Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   all of family Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Lover is    -   a criminal (possibly)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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