Getting Away with it by Anne Cassidy
  

Getting Away with it

Written by Anne Cassidy

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 This short novel, full of drama, demonstrates how a split second decision can have huge even life-changing repercussions. Mark is on a night out with his girlfriend Katie, happy that having broken off their relationship, she’s come back to him. When they miss the last bus home, he decides to steal a car, setting in motion a tragic chain of events. Anne Cassidy tells the story without sensationalising it and we know exactly why Mark makes the decisions that lead to disaster, and why he finds it so hard to face up to the consequences. It’s a powerful read that should make a real impact on its readers. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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Synopsis

Getting Away with it by Anne Cassidy

Taut, gritty thriller from the phenomenally successful author of Looking for JJ and Finding Jennifer Jones.

They thought the joyride would be a bit of a laugh. They weren’t meant to crash. No one was meant to get hurt. But now Mark’s caught up in the worst possible scenario – he left Katie behind and now she’s dead. The police can’t prove he had anything to do with it, so he’s got away with it, right?

Wrong...

Tense teen drama about actions, consequences and taking responsibility.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Reviews

“I love Anne Cassidy. She has her finger on the pulse of youth” – The Bookbag

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Anne Cassidy
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Author's Website

www.annecassidy.com/

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th September 2015

ISBN

9781781124925

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