Alex's class-clown antics make him a target for bullies, but he's never been afraid until now. The Jockey, the older boy Alex inadvertently betrayed to the police, is back from juvenile detention. But the Jockey seems to want to resume their friendship and to teach Alex real toughness. So Alex agrees to "sleep rough" with the Jockey, surviving the dangerous city streets with only his wits, to prove himself. As the night unfolds, Alex finds that the Jockey isn't interested in teaching him at all-he wants revenge. Alex's frightening ordeal will have thriller fans on the edge of their seats.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Ian Bone is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including The Song of an Innocent Bystander.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sleep Rough Tonight is a very excellent fiction book for young adults to read, it has action, drama, and even a moral message for the reader. This story takes place in an unnamed urban city. The main characters are Alex a young High School kid who gets bullied a lot by his classmates and the Jockey an old troublesome friend who finds his way back into Alex's life. Alex goes to the city to have a supposed "adventure" with the Jockey . The Jockey tells Alex to go with him to stay in the city for a weekend with no money, no help, and nothing but the clothes on their backs. The Jockey tells Alex that surviving for a weekend in the city will teach him how to be tough and keep himself from being pushed around and bullied so much. This story has an unexpected turn of events towards the end and that's what made it so exciting to read because you wont expect what happens. I really did enjoy reading this book because of the characters in it, the excitement, and because of the message you get from reading it. You will have to read the book to find out what the message is, I wouldn't want to spoil the story for you. So overall it is a good book and you should read it.
Sleep Rough Tonight is about a boy named Alex who gets into some bad things with somebody called the Jockey. Alex tries to get it straightened out, him and the Jockey get in a fight. That¿s all I can tell you thought because I don¿t want to give away the ending. I liked this book it was very interesting. The book is not in a series as far as I know but it might be. You can probably read it at any time you want. I could not relate this book to any other book or television show. Well if you like adventure books you should check-out the book Sleep Rough Tonight.