Published in 1999, Benjamin Zephaniah's moving and compelling novel tells the story of a young man whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a car accident.
Martin seems to have it all. He's cool, funny and he's the undisputed leader of the Gang of Three, who roam their East London estate during the holidays looking for fun. But one night after the Gang leave a late-night rap club, Martin accepts a ride from Pete, a Raider's Posse gang member. Too late, he realises that the car is stolen and that the police are after them.
What happens next will change Martin's life and looks and show him the true meaning of strength, courage, discrimination and friendship.