Beneath the headline is a picture of a wild-eyed kid, a broken bottle in his hand - crazy, violent, the stuff of parents' nightmares.
You guessed it. The Bottle Boy is me.
Nicky Morrison's parents have big plans for him. Wanting him to be successful and conventional, they send him away to boarding school. But a few weeks later, Nicky is on the run.
Trying to make sense of his world, he joins a group of squatters. The freedom they offer seems just what he needs. But their leader, Scag has sinister plans for Nicky. Soon his life is slipping dangerously out of control, and so is his chance of ever going home again.