Almost True by Keren David

Almost True

Written by Keren David

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A thrilling adventure in which the stakes are dangerously high, Almost True is an emotional roller coaster. When someone is shot dead on the doorstep instead of him, fourteen year old Ty, already under police protection since witnessing a murder, has to find another new identity. As the police have failed to protect him, Ty is sent to live with grandparents he doesn’t remember ever meeting before. Ty learns to live a new life but he can’t help hankering after the past and especially, he can’t resist going back to see Claire - an action so dangerous that it puts his life at risk.

To find out about When I was Joe, the first novel about Ty's experiences, click here.


Almost True by Keren David

Ruthless killers are hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove that he's not safe. On the road again, Ty's in hiding with complete strangers ...who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he's desperate to see his girlfriend Claire, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can't trust his own judgement and he's making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters. A thrilling sequel to When I Was Joe, shot through with drama and suspense.


Praise for When I Was Joe :

I was so gripped that I couldn't put it down even to brush my teeth or run my bath. Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mystery books.

An edgy and contemporary thriller about the life changing dangers of knife crime. Lovereading

Simply a stunningly good book. - The Bookwitch

This wonderfully gripping and intelligent novel depicts Ty/Joe's confused sense of identity in a moving and funny story that teenage boys and girls will identify with...When I Was Joe is available to buy now and if, like me, you enjoy reading this book you will be overjoyed to hear that there is a planned sequel entitled Almost True due to be published in August 2010. - Bookzone4boys

About the Author

Keren David

Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then took an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27.

Keren worked at The Independent for six years, moving from news to become a commissioning editor on the Comment pages. She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK, she attended a course on writing for children at the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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368 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

2nd September 2010




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