YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Winner of Waterstones Best Book for Teenagers
“A tender, complex character study. . . . Crisp, revelaing dialogue, measured pacing and candid, unaffected prose round out this illuminating novel in which any reader can find someone to root for or relate to.”
About the Author
JENNY DOWNHAM (born 1964) was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons. Her book Before I Die
was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.