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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Almost True by Keren David

Title: Almost True
Author: Keren David
Published by: Frances Lincoln
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

This isn't the first time that someone's tried to silence me forever. It's just the first time that someone else has died instead.

Ruthless killers are hunting Ty. 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 yet.

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 judgment 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 surprise.

After reading When I Was Joe (my review here) I was really excited to get to read this a few months ago. I've been dying to be allowed to review it since I read it, but I was requested to wait until nearer to the publishing date. So, what do I think of the book? Read on!

This story follows on from the last book, When I Was Joe. It tells how Ty finds his new life, but it also tells a story of danger, emotion, romance and life on the run.

I really, really liked this novel! It combines excitement with teenage realism, to create a unique teen book and it always has you sitting on the edge of your seat. I'd say that both girls and boys would enjoy this novel - and that's something hard to come across these days.

I don't like this cover as much as the cover of When I Was Joe, but I do like the fact that they both look similar, so you can tell they're both in a series straight away. This is a very eye-catching cover, and I think it makes you just want to grab it instantly and start reading!

My favourite character was Claire. She was nice and she had an interesting past.  I think she was one of the best characters in this.

Overall, this is a great novel that I would recommend to ages 11+ although it deals with some serious issues. It depends what you usually read. I give this a rating of 5/5 - brilliant book Keren!!

1 comment

  1. I've just got this in the post; and can't wait to read it! When I Was Joe was one of the best books I've read- and after reading a few pages of this one, I think it will be just as good. Great review; thanks :)


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