Martina does the unthinkable: a poor girl from the inner-city gains entry into one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. Milverton High, situated on a hill with its picturesque surroundings, students from the upper echelons of society and teachers who do not necessarily understand, contrasts with the poverty, hunger and family problems which Martina encounters.
Martina is not about to succumb to ridicule, rejection and poverty. Milverton High! Here she comes - defying all the odds!
Inner City Girl was nominated for the 2011 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was the third place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.