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Koff Ali Cargill

Koff

Ali Cargill

Published 2013
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Paperback
208 pages
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If the Unit is for damaged people, what does that make me?’Ali Cargill’s ‘KOFF offers an uncomfortable insight into the troubled teenage mind and the inadequacies of the state education system. The narrator is Emily, fifteen and labelled as difficultMoreIf the Unit is for damaged people, what does that make me?’Ali Cargill’s ‘KOFF offers an uncomfortable insight into the troubled teenage mind and the inadequacies of the state education system. The narrator is Emily, fifteen and labelled as difficult in school. She spends more and more of her time in the Unit – the room where students like her are placed. Emily’s coping strategy is to daydream her way into fantasies where she wins out against her hostile world. But when unpredictable and volatile student Marcus arrives in the Unit and vicious Maxine moves in at home, the real world becomes a dangerous place for Emily as all around her, things are approaching breaking point.Emily is an engaging and heartfelt creation, and Ali Cargill’s depiction of her world is moving, full of incisive observations and utterly convincing.