- Ali Cargill (a published student)
- February 2013
- Mole End Cafe
About the publication
In 'KOFF, Ali Cargill offers an uncomfortable insight into the troubled teenage mind and the inadequacies of the state education system. The narrator is Emily, fifteen and labelled as difficult in school. She spends more and more of her time in the Unit – the room where students like her are placed. Emily’s coping strategy is to daydream her way into fantasies where she wins out against her hostile world. But when unpredictable and volatile student Marcus arrives in the Unit and vicious Maxine moves in at home, the real world becomes a dangerous place for Emily as all around her, things are approaching breaking point.
A nice change to encounter a sympathetic, effective social worker in fiction ... a touching, moving novel.Times Educational Supplement