Junk: Adapted for the stage

Paperback | October 1, 2008

byMelvin Burgess

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Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down - not to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally you have to come down. Commissioned and produced by Oxford Stage Company, Junk premiered at The Castle, Wellingborough, in January 1998 and went on to tour throughout the UK in 1998 and 1999.

"John Retallack's excellent adaptation of Melvin Burgess's controversial Carnegie Medal winning novel is splendidly unpatronising...a truly cautionary tale" (Independent)

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Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down - not to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally you have to come down. Commissioned and produced by Oxford Stage Company, Junk premiered at The Castle, Wellingborough, in January 1998 and went on to tour throughout the UK in ...

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junk = heroin = bliss = despair = a love affair you'll never forget'It was a love story. Me, Gemma and junk.' Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down -- not to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, somehow, finally, you have to come down.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.23 inPublished:October 1, 2008Language:English

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ISBN - 10:041373840X

ISBN - 13:9780413738400

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Junk isnt junk Easy read, no real climax, could have dove deeper into the despair of a junkie. Other than that, it was good. Kptme
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wait. So is this book the same as Smack? It describes the same characters. I don't know if it's the same book, or a continuation of Smack.
Date published: 2008-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Junk When I saw this book, it had a cover with a giant needle on it. I am an avid reader. I love realtiy books. So, I picked it up and placed on my bookshelf to wait to be read, my line up, well two months later I was reading away...I slowly fell in love with it...then once I had completed it, I read the author's note. I was blown away. It made me realize what is really out there. As a teenager, I feel that it definately enforced my knowledge of drugs and I will never take them(Not that I would have before) This book wasn't only a wake- up call, but a love story enriched will a twist of crazieness.
Date published: 2004-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Junk Im not a frequent reader.. and I usually don't read for book reports at school. When my friend told me about this book I thought that I might read the first couple of pages and see what the big deal was. WEll I ended up reading the whole thing.. And it was excellent! I loved this book soo much. Just what a teenager wanted to read. Crazyness I say!
Date published: 2004-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is such a good book, it's one of my favorites. The characters seem so real, and the book shows you how powerful drugs can be. It shows the good and bad of drugs. I love how each chapter is a different person telling their part of the story. This story isn't just about drugs, it's also two teenagers love story and how they were made for each other. Melvin Burgess is an amazing author and he wrote this book incredibly well. I would recomend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2003-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Junk This book is an amazing look into life on the streets and the real effects of drugs. The book isn't only about drugs, but it is also a love story. The two lovers encounter difficulties that common people can only imagine. AMAZING BOOK READ READ READ
Date published: 2001-12-30

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?John Retallack's excellent adaptation of Melvin Burgess's controversial Carnegie Medal winning novel is splendidly unpatronising?a truly cautionary tale? ?Independent