Almost True

by Keren David

Children's & YA Fiction Books of the Month

LoveReading Expert Review of Almost True


September 2010 Book of the Month.


A thrilling adventure in which the stakes are dangerously high, Almost True is an emotional roller coaster. When someone is shot dead on the doorstep instead of him, fourteen year old Ty, already under police protection since witnessing a murder, has to find another new identity. As the police have failed to protect him, Ty is sent to live with grandparents he doesn’t remember ever meeting before. Ty learns to live a new life but he can’t help hankering after the past and especially, he can’t resist going back to see Claire - an action so dangerous that it puts his life at risk.


Almost True Synopsis

Ruthless killers are hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove that he's not safe. On the road again, Ty's in hiding with complete strangers ...who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he's desperate to see his girlfriend Claire, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can't trust his own judgement and he's making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters. A thrilling sequel to When I Was Joe, shot through with drama and suspense. Praise for When I Was Joe : * I was so gripped that I couldn't put it down even to brush my teeth or run my bath. Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mystery books. * An edgy and contemporary thriller about the life changing dangers of knife crime - Lovereading * This book is exceptional! Buy it. Read it. Love it. I do! - The Bookette * Simply a stunningly good book. - The Bookwitch * This book is just brilliant...everyone should read it. - Once Upon a Bookcase * This wonderfully gripping and intelligent novel depicts Ty/Joe's confused sense of identity in a moving and funny story that teenage boys and girls will identify with...When I Was Joe is available to buy now and if, like me, you enjoy reading this book you will be overjoyed to hear that there is a planned sequel entitled Almost True due to be published in August 2010. - Bookzone4boys

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781847803788
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Keren David
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction

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About Keren David

Keren David on Keren David: 'I'm a writer whose novel When I Was Joe will be published in the UK by Frances Lincoln books in January 2010, with the sequel Almost True to follow later in the year. Both books will be published by dTV in Germany. Some of the time I'm a journalist. I lived in Amsterdam for eight years and Glasgow for two but London feels like home.'   Author photo copyright © Faye Thomas

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