OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE NOVEL "FERAL YOUTH" by POLLY COURTNEY (June 2013)
Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nation's 'feral youth'.
So when a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance in the fifteen-year-old's life, opening the door to a world of piano bars, salaries and middle-class house mates, Alesha's instinct is to pull up her hood and return to the streets she knows.
But fuelled by a need to survive, Alesha soon falls into a cycle of crime, violence and drug-dealing, her one true ally deserting her when she needs him most. While everyone around her is rallying against the authorities in a war of haves and have-nots, Alesha finds herself caught in the crossfire, inextricably linked to the people she is trying to fight against.
Can Alesha see a way out? And as riots sweep the nation, whose side will she take?