Like many teenagers,
15-year-old Will Houston is haunted by the question: 'When are you going to grow up?'
During his parents' separation, Will is sent away from the city to live
with his grandparents among the rugged Cumbrian fells and lakes.
This is a place with no colour TV, no mobile phone reception and,
worst of all, nowhere to use his computer games. But far from being
bored, Will soon uncovers well-kept family secrets and other local
mysteries that will threaten the lives of those he loves. Through his
bitter-sweet encounters with a colourful array of local characters,
Will finds, in the most unexpected places, real 'grown-up' giants
upon whose shoulders he can lean in his quest for manhood and a
meaningful life. This is a gritty adventure: growing up is dangerous
business. And the action starts the moment Will steps off the bus...