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When I Was Joe By Keren David

When I Was Joe by Keren David

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Summary

A superb and exciting debut teen novel exploring knife crime and witness protection by an outstanding new author.

When I Was Joe Summary

When I Was Joe by Keren David

When Ty witnesses a stabbing, his own life is in danger from the criminals he's named, and he and his mum have to go into police protection. Ty has a new name, a new look and a cool new image - life as Joe is good, especially when he gets talent spotted as a potential athletics star, special training from an attractive local celebrity and a lot of female attention. But his mum can't cope with her new life, and the gangsters will stop at nothing to flush them from hiding. Joe's cracking under extreme pressure, and then he meets a girl with dark secrets of her own. This wonderfully gripping and intelligent novel depicts Ty/Joe's confused sense of identity in a moving and funny story that teenage boys and girls will identify with - a remarkable debut from a great new writing talent.

When I Was Joe Reviews

A gritty and compelling thriller.


Selected in Top Ten Favourite UK Young Adult Fiction - 'David's taut style, fast paced plot, and believable characterisation make these books completely impossible to put down. She's created a male narrator who is really easy to like and who has a truly compelling story.'


'Beautifully written. ... A gripping read.'


Wow. I'm just in a sort of daze at the moment, because I have just finished one of the best books I have ever read. Honestly, I have had one of the most outstanding reading experiences ever. When I Was Joe is amazing!

'Beautifully written. ... A gripping read.'

Selected in Top Ten Favourite UK Young Adult Fiction - 'David's taut style, fast paced plot, and believable characterisation make these books completely impossible to put down. She's created a male narrator who is really easy to like and who has a truly compelling story.'

A gritty and compelling thriller.

About Keren David

Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then turned down a place to read English at university to take an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27. She worked at The Independent for six years, moving from news to become a commissioning editor on the Comment pages. She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK in 2007 she decided to attend a course on writing for children at the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children and studying for an Open University degree in Humanities with Art History. To read a Q&A with Keren David, click here

Additional information

GOR005340691
9781847803795
1847803792
When I Was Joe by Keren David
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2012-09-06
384
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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