16-year-old Beth is desperate to become friends with Lauren, the most popular girl in school. When the new stand-in drama teacher, Mr Carver, decides to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet, Beth finally ends up close to Lauren, as The Nurse to her Juliet. The friendship they develop is not quite what Beth had hoped, with Lauren failing to turn up to meet her and then using Beth as a convenient excuse for where she is staying that night. It's only when Beth discovers the illicit affair going on between Mr Carver and Lauren that her strange behaviour suddenly makes sense. Beth knows she must step in to stop the love affair - but the decision she makes has dire consequences for everyone involved.
"A very good book with a wonderful narrator." - Bookbag on Firewallers "Moving, poignant and perceptive - Packham gets right inside the mind of a boy who is almost literally crippled by guilt and regret." - The Independent on Silenced "Fun and thought provoking." - National Literacy Association on The Bex Factor
Simon Packham read drama at Manchester University. After spending some years as an actor he switched to writing and never looked back. He has published four previous books with Piccadilly, all set in the fictional universe of St. Thomas' community college. http://www.simonpackham.com/