‘Raining Fire’ – Alan Gibbons

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Ethan has a promising career as a footballer, and it is going to be his way out of the dead-end estate he calls home.

Unfortunately, things don’t go quite to plan. When his brother, Alex, is charged with assault it’s clear that Ethan is going to find it hard to escape the gangs that rule the estate.

Ethan tries to sort things out for his brother, but his actions have far-reaching consequences.

Like a number of Alan Gibbon’s novels, this is a fast-paced read that will hit the spot for younger – probably male – readers. I found it desperately bleak and, at times, quite unpleasant.