ISBN-13: 9781839132049

RRP: £8.99

Published: 4th August 2022

Length: 256 Pages

Three Bullets

The Bloods are in control and they’re desperate to turn Britain into the world they want to see: right, white, Christian supremist. Anyone who they call abnormal is a target. Amidst the chaos of civil war the country is on the move as small militia groups fight each other and a sea of refugees escapes the cities and the pursuing Bloods.

When her home is destroyed in a bombing raid, Marti must strike out on a mission of her own - to save her father and get his vital software into the right hands. But Marti is mixed race and trans and has her young brother in tow. Crossing into enemy territory could prove suicidal. Yet Marti's enemies haven't reckoned with her indomitable will to survive - and the gun she carries, which has three bullets . . .


"Funny, rude and violently enjoyable for 13+"
Amanda Craig - New Statesman

"Burgess is back with a punchy novel about white supremacy and urban warfare... [it reflects] the trend of YA books addressing intersectional issues in ways the adult market struggles to do"
The Bookseller

"Marti’s voice is unique and her will to survive is like nothing the Bloods could have possibly imagined ... her story rips and races at breakneck speed"

"Utterly terrifying... devastatingly clever, completely mindblowing and will leave you with so much to think about"
NE Book Awards

"As punchy and bold as you'd imagine a Melvin Burgess novel to be"
The School Librarian