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You Against Me

Jenny Downham

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Published by David Fickling Books, part of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format: Hardback


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EAN: 9780385613507
Published: 2 Dec 2010


About the book


If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right?

If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him, don't you?

When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart.

When Ellie's brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel.

When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love.

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What the critics say

Split loyalties and the chasm between the young couple's life experiences make their enduring relationship a triumph
- Observer

A moving account of first love
- Independent

Downham gets right to the bottom of painful questions . . . [The book is] beautifully written with a painful but penetrating awareness and it has one of the sweetest love scenes I've read in a book for teenagers
- thebookbag.co.uk

Shot through with romance, this is a gripping and realistic look at how teenagers deal with big issues and face up to tough consequences when things go wrong
- Love Reading

A beautifully balanced novel with the darkness of the central crime never forgotten or over-sweetened by the love story
- Guardian

An intense and arresting love story about loyalty and the choices that come with it
- Sun (Ireland)

Touches on a lot of very difficult issues, but foremost, it is a beautiful, touching love story
- Library Mice

A fascinating dissection of family ties, loyalties and changing perspectives . . . This is a rich, sensitive, highly accomplished novel
- Books for Keeps

An unflinching tale of love under pressure
- Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons.

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