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PublisherFrances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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Publication date6th September 2012
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
A roller-coaster, first-person teenage thriller tells the third part of Keren David's story about teens caught up in the world of crime.
Having been expelled from the boarding school he hates, Archie is delighted to be back in London where he can hang out with a cool crowd. But, and more importantly for Archie, he can support his cousin Ty, who is up on a charge for carrying a knife. When Ty is sent to a Young Offenders institute Archie is drawn into trying to unravel Ty's complicated past while also keeping him out of trouble. Archie relates his story at a cracking pace convincingly capturing contemporary teen life.
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SynopsisAnother Life by Keren David
Kicked out of yet another boarding school, Archie couldn't be happier to find himself back in London with old friends and an exciting social life.
But Archie is worried about his cousin Ty, who is facing a sentence in a Young Offender Institution and doesn't seem to be coping.
Archie is finding that his old friends have moved on and it's a struggle to keep up with their new lives. When he begins to learn surprising things about Ty, Archie goes on a mission to discover the truth about his cousin's past. But who is the real Ty? The thrilling follow-up to When I Was Joe and Almost True takes readers on a terrifying adventure through London's gangland.
ReviewsIt is a fast moving and dramatic story, excellently written, but not one for the faint-hearted - and I recommend reading the others in the series first. Parents in Touch 'Whether it's writing gritty thrillers like the Joe trilogy or lighter-hearted stuff like Lia's Guide, Keren always gives us thought-provoking novels with brilliantly drawn characters.
.com - Top Ten Favourite YA Contemporary Authors 'gritty
'tightly written tale.'
The Independent on Sunday
'third in a gritty and gripping series about London gangs.'
'A gritty, terrifying adventure through the ganglands of London.'
About The Author
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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