This was a really great book. The title and cover led me to think that this was to do with running away from gangsters or something, but actually it touches some pretty deep subjects. Living without parents, abuse at home, facing starvation and eviction, drug dealers...wow, not what I expected.
Parts of it do make me think of a modernised Oliver Twist, too. It gets especially exciting in the latter half of the book when Mr Green turns up. 4 stars.