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  • 5 stars across 13 books

    Keren David is a journalist and YA star who has been shortlisted for The Bookseller's YA Book Prize, the UKLA award and the Branford Boase Award, and nominated five times for the Carnegie Prize.

    Keren David started out in journalism as a teenage messenger, she trained as a reporter, and then later worked for many national papers before moving to Amsterdam with her family where she studied art history, learned to cycle and failed to learn Dutch. In 2007 she returned to London, and took a creative writing evening class at City University. Her first book, the award-winning When I Was Joe started out as a plot-planning exercise on the course.

    Keren is Features Editor for a national newspaper, and a Visiting Lecturer at City University. She is working on a musical adaptation of her book Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery . Cuckoo is Keren's seventh book.

    1st January 2014

    Cuckoo!

    A gorgeous story about accepting differences from the creator of Wanted: The Perfect Pet and The Perfect Present. Cuckoo... More

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    23rd August 2018

    True Sisters

    Ruby has had a lot of foster siblings over the years, but none of them have been anything like Clara. After growing up i... More

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    5th April 2018

    Stranger

    Astor, Ontario. 1904. A boy staggers out of the forest covered in blood and collapses at the feet of 16-year-... More

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    9th June 2012

    Another Life

    Kicked out of yet another boarding school, Archie couldn't be happier to find himself back in London with old friends an... More

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    6th September 2012

    When I Was Joe

    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 i... More

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    7th May 2015

    This is Not a Love Story

    Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's... More

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    6th September 2012

    Almost True

    Ruthless killers are hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a ... More

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    10th June 2014

    Salvage

    Aidan Jones was my brother. But I couldn't really remember his face. I couldn't remember talking to him or playing w... More

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    4th August 2011

    Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery

    Money can' t buy you love. But it can buy many other very nice things. Lia' s mum is a nag, ... More

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    14th July 2016

    Stories from the Edge: An Anthology

    A collection of gripping, thought-provoking short stories by eight award-winning UK young adult authors.From the perils ... More

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