The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781444765885

Alex Woods knows that he hasn’t had the most conventional start in life. And he knows that even the most improbable events can happen – he’s got the scars to prove it. What he doesn’t know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he’ll make an unlikely friend, someone who tells him that you only get one shot in life. So when, aged 17, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he’s fairly sure he’s done the right thing…