Joe Bead gets on well with his class, 3B. However, he is worried about Twagger, a sullen absentee, and Nasim, just arrived from Pakistan.
Mr. Bead is worried about his pupils, Twagger hasn’t turned up for schools again, Nasim doesn’t seem to want to make friends and Sprat’s ready for a punch-up. Will it take more than just the concern of 9B’s form teacher to sort out the problems of three loners? Gritty realism that is both dramatic and poignant, from and award-winning author.