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Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons. Her book Before I Die was critically acclaimed and was short listed for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jenny Downham

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that could easily be sensationalised. In Unbecoming she adopts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Reader Reviewed Unbecoming
Jenny Downham
September 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008 for debut novel. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
You Against Me by Jenny Downham
You Against Me
Jenny Downham
Best-selling Jenny Downham takes readers on a headlong rush into trouble in a teen novel to set readers of all ages thinking. A passionate story about divided loyalties and the overwhelming love. Jenny Downham’s debut novel Before I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Now is Good by Jenny Downham
Now is Good
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008 as the title Before I Die which has now been made into a film called 'Now is Good' hence the title change for this film tie-in edition. This is a haunting yet truly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008 for debut novel. What would you do if you were a teenage girl with leukaemia and only a short time to live? Tess has ten things on her list and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2008
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Shortlisted for the Spread the Word : Books to Talk About 2008. An incredibly moving and uplifting novel. Get the tissues out for this one. You will find yourself wanting to race through it in the hope that somehow that will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2007
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Before I Die
Jenny Downham
While this book is an amazing we have to warn you it really is aimed at the 14+ readers. If you knew you were going to die what would you want to do? Imagine this from a teenage perspective when...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2007

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