How can you make the right decisions if everything you’ve been told is a lie?
With absent parents and broken friends, twenty-one year old Ben is making choices, which are ruining his life. In jail, again, he and his cellmate, Jake, take a hostage in a futile gesture against a system they can’t control.
This powerful, beautifully written novel gives a vivid and realistic picture of those we send to prison.
Who would you rely on if you were locked up?
Do we ask the most from the ones who have the least?
Life is never easy when you are a boy inside.
WOW! I hardly ever read stories to do with prison, prisoners and criminals etc.. Especially like this one and I loved it! A new favourite for me, I find prison and how prisoners and workers cope in that environment very interesting but I don’t fancying being in prison thanks! I loved how the story was told and the way it was split into different parts, it suited the story really well. One minute I felt Ben deserved everything he got then the next I am thinking NO, RUN RUN RUN! Or backing him up to sort himself out and I am not one to help criminals (usually ;)).
The Boy Inside is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. It will have you hooked. This is the first book I have read by Ross and it will not be my last either. I really enjoyed reading this story, it’s another well deserved five stars from me! This story highlights just how easy criminals can end up back in prison and why. You will not want to put this book down! There are many scenes which do contain ‘heavy fighting’ but you would expect that within prison wouldn’t you? There was a particular few chapters in this story that really had me LAUGHING OUT LOUD which you wouldn’t expect from a book like this but it was perfectly placed and relevant. Loved it! Highly recommend! Enjoy.
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