The Story of My Life by Anne Cassidy
  

The Story of My Life

Written by Anne Cassidy

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Anne Cassidy is a real talent who is well on the way to hitting the big time. The story of my life is fast-paced, unputdownable and set within a short time-frame of just one night. Relationships are tested to the limit and a teenager’s world is brought to the brink. This is high wire stuff but an important addition to a teenager’s reading list. Anne Cassidy has also written the excellent Careless.

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The Story of My Life by Anne Cassidy

The gripping new thriller from the Carnegie-shortlisted author, Anne Cassidy, "The Story of My Life" follows seventeen-year-old Kenny Harris through the longest night of his life. By the end of the evening, Kenny will have made a life-or-death decision, and there's no way he can avoid it. The stakes are huge, not just for him, his family and his girlfriend, but also for the man whose fate lies in his hands...It all starts when he bumps into Nat on the tube platform one chilly September Saturday. Nat. His brother's girlfriend. Gorgeous and definitely not available. But something is set in motion that day, something that leads Kenny back to the same tube station three months later and the start of that terrible night. Because it's also the day that he meets Mack. And his life takes a violent swerve in a completely unexpected direction. A simple, chance meeting that could destroy his whole world...

About the Author

Anne Cassidy

Anne Cassidy lives in Essex. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has since published over twenty teen novels. She is the author of Looking for JJ, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2004 and the Carnegie Medal 2005 and won the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award.

As a crime writer, inspiration for Anne’s books often comes from news stories of teen crime. Anne is also interested in the philosophical aspect of murder. She says, ‘People take great delight in reading Crime Fiction. Why is this? We live in a modern liberal society which abhors the death penalty yet we soak up murder stories in print and on television. So I asked myself the question is it ever right to murder? Are there any circumstances that make murder the preferable option?’

Anne's 'Ten things I want you to know about me'

I was one of the first people in the country to have plastic surgery on the NHS. I had my ears pinned back. When I came out of the operating theatre my whole head was bandaged up and my mum said she thought I’d had brain surgery.

I went to a girl’s convent high school. My best friends were the most important people in my life. Sometimes they went off with someone else and it broke my heart. I always took them back. I had no pride.

I wore the shortest mini skirts that I could find. I also wore wigs and false eyelashes and thigh length boots. I was tacky.

My son never reads any of my books. Even though he’s a character in a lot of them. He prefers to read real life stuff about the Mafia.

My husband reads all of my books. He says he likes them but he would say that, wouldn’t he?

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Format

Paperback
224 pages

Author

Anne Cassidy
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Author's Website

www.annecassidy.com/

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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

8th January 2007

ISBN

9780439942959

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