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Jenny Downham - Author

Jenny Downham was our Guest Editor in January 2010. Click here to see the books she chose.

Jenny Downham 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 short listed 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.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jenny Downham

Reader ReviewedUnbecoming
Jenny Downham
Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that could easily be sensationalised. In Unbecoming she adopts...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedUnbecoming
Jenny Downham
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, September 2015 Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold...
Lovereading Price: £11.99 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Now is Good
Jenny Downham
This is a haunting yet truly amazing read, winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008 as the title Before I Die, has now been made into a film called 'Now is Good' hence the title change for this film tie-in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2012
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You Against Me
Jenny Downham
Best-selling award-winner Jenny Downham takes readers on a headlong rush into trouble in a teen novel to set readers of all ages thinking. A passionate story about divided loyalties and overwhelming love. Jenny's debut novel Before I Die was...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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You Against Me
Jenny Downham
Prize-winning Jenny Downham's debut novel Before I Die was the profoundly moving story of the death of a teenager. Told with immense insight and compassion it showed Jenny's talent for understanding the energetic positivity of teenagers; how, for them,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/12/2010
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Before I Die (Audio CD)
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing title but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would...
Lovereading Price: £12.78 - Saving £3.20 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Cd-audio | Released 03/09/2009
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Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/10/2008
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Before I Die
Jenny Downham
This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would you want to do? Imagine this from...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2008
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