By Linda Jones
It’s bad enough being thirteen. Not having a family, and never living anywhere longer than a few months…now, that’s pretty rough. But what really stinks is living with a massive lump on your back that just keeps growing and growing. Jo, part of an illegal experiment that could cost him his life, decides to go on the run, so the sinister Dr Bowden can’t perform the ‘final examination’. No one has ever survived that experience.
Jo finally finds safety and true friendship amongst a group of people who don’t see him as a freak.
But lurking in the shadows, Bowden’s men are waiting, ready to pounce. Jo has to make a choice: submit to Dr Bowden and be hauled back to the creep clinic, or expose his secret to save them all, and risk losing the only friends he’s ever known.