Sleeping with the Blackbirds
by Alex Pearl
Hideous parents and school bullies are making Roy Nuttersley's life a misery. So for comfort Roy looks after the birds in his garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious plans to protect their new friend. But like so many things in life, these go hideously wrong and the lives of both Roy and his arch tormentor, Harry Hodges, are turned upside down - but in a surprisingly good way.