Date: September 2019
Duration: 6 hours 49 minutes
'This isn't my home. Haven't had a proper home since ... This is just somewhere I'll be resting my bones for a week and maybe a bit. This time next year you'll forget who I am. I haven't got a diddly where I'll be by then. But I'm used to it' Home Girl is the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast (far too fast) in the care system. It sheds light on an unsettling life-and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard. Home Girl is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage, just like Naomi. It is award-winning author Alex Wheatle's most moving and personal novel to date.