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Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy

Finding Jennifer Jones

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A gripping and emotionally compelling thriller from award-winning Anne Cassidy who has cleverly followed up Looking for JJ with an equally enthralling sequel. Now a student with a job, a flat, friends and a passably normal way of life, Jennifer Jones has become Kate. While outsiders see her as an average student leading a normal life inside Kate knows that she is completely different to everyone else. Despite everything she has done to help herself, her past will never fade away and she can never make up for the terrible thing that she did all those years ago. Anne Cassidy cleverly tells enough of the back story to make this easy to read even for those who haven’t read the original title. But it is even better if you have! ~ Julia Eccleshare

A Piece of Passion from Emma Matthewson, Editor-at-Large, Hot Key Books

Sometimes you have to wait a long time for books - and that is certainly the case with this one! Anne Cassidy wrote Looking for JJ ten years ago. Many, many people loved it and it was shortlisted for the Carnegie Award. Anne's portrayal of Jennifer, a girl who accidentally killed her best friend, was rightly praised. But even though Anne was asked again and again whether she would ever write a sequel, Anne did not feel it was right - until now. With Finding Jennifer Jones, Anne has finally found a way to write about Jennifer. So if you know Jennifer already and want to find out what happens to her, you will have to read it! If you haven't read Looking for JJ, do if you can - both books guarantee you an intriguing and thought-provoking read.

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Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy

Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend. But Kate's not really normal at all. 'Kate' is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones - and it's a facade that's crumbling fast. Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past. Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic. She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she's dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way. Lucy Bussell is the last person Jennifer expects any sympathy from, but she's also the last person she has left.


Teens love reading and we invited a small number of members and browsers to review Finding Jennifer Jones. You can read their reviews below.

Juliana Christianson, age 14 - 'this book kept me up at night wondering what the next page would is one I will not forget. Tragic, intense but heart-warming' Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall, age 13 - 'A brilliant thriller which mirrors real life very accurately.' Click Here to read the full review.

Izzy Read, age 13 - 'JJ is back! Finding Jennifer Jones is a unique kind of book, on a difficult topic-murder- yet you can’t put it down.' Click Here to read the full review.

Safiyah Davenport, age 15 - 'Captivating, deep and true to life, Finding Jennifer Jones is an excellent book to add onto your reading list.' Click Here to read the full review.

About the Author

Anne Cassidy lives in Essex. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has 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 was winner of the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award. The Murder Notebooks series is Anne Cassidy's first publication with Bloomsbury.

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Publication date

6th February 2014


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