Fourteen year old Joe is outgrowing most of his mates, physically and emotionally.
Joe is the leader of a young Belfast gang known as the Wee Rockets, who get their teenage kicks shoplifting and mugging pensioners.
But things are hotting up, with one particularly self-righteous member of the local residents group on the hunt for the gang, so Joe, along with his best mate Wee Danny, decides to get out while the going’s good.
But things are never that simple, are they?
Gerard Brennan‘s marvellous WEE ROCKETS is a hard hitting story full a richly drawn and realistic characters.
Joe is a great hero/ anti- hero, and like his mother, is full of working class venom, humour and warmth.
As well as wonderful characters, WEE ROCKETS also has a great sense of place, as Brennan shows us a Belfast that is changing and the people trying/ struggling to keep up with those changes.
WEE ROCKETS is a kitchen sink drama;a crime story; a coming of age tale. It’s a sharp slice of urban life. A story of loyalty and friendship. And it is TRUE BRIT GRIT and highly recommended