Lucy Hall's life is being made an utter misery by Melanie Prosser and her two bullying sidekicks--the present takers--who hassle and threaten her at the school gates every day for presents and money. Too ashamed to tell her parents and too scared to tell her teacher, Lucy finds an unexpected ally in scruffy Angus Burns who knows exactly what's been going on. When push comes to shove, and things start to get really nasty for Lucy, there's only one thing to do: take on the present takers at their own game, to silence them once and for all...
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Melanie Prosser and her mates rule the school, demanding that each of their victims bring them a present every day.From the Inside Flap:
From the winner of the Carnegie Medal 1999 for Postcards from No Man?s Land.
Melanie Prosser and her gang have the school sewn up, and they?re making Lucy?s life miserable. They have ways of getting what they want ?gifts and money ? and if they don?t get what they want, watch out. Not a day goes by without them tormenting poor Lucy, but she?s too ashamed to tell her parents and too scared to tell her teacher. Then Lucy finds an unexpected ally in Angus Burns. But when push comes to shove, there?s only one thing to do: take on the present takers at their own game, to silence them once and for all.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1984. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060212527