|Stephen hasn't had it easy. He's now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con vagabond. He's always in trouble or on his way to trouble. But none of these problems compare to the problem of the Beast -- a fierce crocodile that Stephen's been taking care of for years. The Beast is Stephen's biggest secret -- and also his biggest challenge. And that's when it's in a cage. When the Beast escapes, the stakes get even higher. |
With a keen eye and a startling voice, Ally Kennen joins the ranks of Kevin Brooks and Chris Wooding on the cutting edge of YA fiction.
From the Publisher:
After managing to take care of his vicious crocodile, Beast, for years in secret, things go terribly wrong for Stephen when it accidentally escapes and wreaks havoc on the town--causing endless trouble for a boy who has worked so hard to avoid any added problems in his young life. Reprint.