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Jenny Downham

  • 5 stars across 8 books
    Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons.

    Her debut novel 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.
    3rd October 2019

    Furious Thing

    Anger was something to believe in when the world let her down. FURIOUS THING roars with justifiable anger at an unfair w... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Before I Die

    Tessa has just a few months to live. So she compiles her bucket list, her To Do Before I Die list. Number one is ... More

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    13th March 2014

    You Against Me

    When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged wi... More

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    29th April 2010

    Before I Die

    Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-... More

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    3rd September 2015

    Unbecoming

    Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't ... More

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    30th August 2012

    Now is Good (Also published as Before I Die)

    Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests and drugs with excruciat... More

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    3rd March 2008

    Before I Die

    Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-... More

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    3rd September 2015

    Unbecoming

    Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story.Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't r... More

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