They call themselves the Bad Lads, but it's all mischief; no real trouble. Until it is. And then German refugee Klaus arrives, and makes a stand. Poignant and powerful narrative about intolerance and freeing yourself from bad influences, by an award-winning author.
When a German refugee moves to a small English town in the aftermath of World War II, he is an outsider. The gang decide to take Klaus under their wing, but their increasingly hateful pranks under the leadership of new lad Joe cause Klaus to question their actions. A powerful and emotive tale about standing up to bullies. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+.