The Knife That Killed Me by Anthony McGowan
  

The Knife That Killed Me

Written by Anthony McGowan
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Synopsis

The Knife That Killed Me by Anthony McGowan

He is coming to kill me. Now would be a good time to run. I cannot run. I am too afraid to run. Paul Varderman could be at any normal school - bullies, girls and annoying teachers are just a part of life. Unfortunately 'normal' doesn't apply when it comes to the school's most evil bully, Roth, a twisted and threatening thug with an agenda quite unlike anyone else. When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but when Roth hands him a knife it both scares and empowers him ...This thought-provoking and original novel highlights the terrible consequences of peer pressure and violence, and casts a spotlight on teenage knife crime.

Reviews

Anthony McGowan is a major talent -- Robert Muchamore 20090508 Every writer hates to hear the words stunning new talent applied to someone else, but in the case of Anthony McGowan nothing else will do -- Meg Rosoff Combining brief flashes of ironic humour with the unstoppable momentum of unfolding tragedy, this sadly timely book offers a cogent reminder of the far-reaching consequences of knife violence -- Kate Agnew Guardian 20080624 McGowan does not let us down lightly and ends the book with a twist that will leave even teenage boys gasping Daily Telegraph 20080712 What makes you sit up is that its author, Anthony McGowan is one of the most talented new writers around The Times 20080329

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which was adapted into a highly acclaimed flm in 2014. Anthony has also written widely for younger children, including the award-winning Donut Diaries series, and Einstein’s Underpants, which was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His upcoming novel, The Art of Failing, is due to come out later this year. He lives in London.

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

Photo credit Jerry Bauer

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: from 12

Author

Anthony McGowan
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Author's Website

anthonymcgowan.com/Hello.ht...

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th December 2013

ISBN

9781849418355


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