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Getting Away with it

Written by Anne Cassidy

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Getting Away with it

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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Getting Away with it Synopsis

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?


Tense teen drama about actions, consequences and taking responsibility.

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

Getting Away with it Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781781124925
Publication date: 15/09/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124925
Publication date: 15th September 2015
Author: Anne Cassidy
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About 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 ...

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