When I Was Joe

When I Was Joe
Pub date 7th January 2010
Original publisher Frances Lincoln (UK/US)
International publishers Walker Books (AU), DTV (GE), Editora Novo Conceito (BR).

“It’s one thing watching someone get killed.  It’s quite another talking about it.”

But Ty does talk about it.  He names some ruthless people and a petrol-bomb attack forces him and his mum into hiding under police protection.  Shy loser Ty gets a new name, a new look and a cool new image.  Life as Joe is good.  But the gangsters will stop at nothing to silence him. And then he meets a girl with a dangerous secret of her own.

Age Group: Young Adult 11+

Winner of 5 awards: North East Teenage Book  Award 2011, Angus Book Award 2011, Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2011, Wirral Paperback of the Year 2011 and Wigan Teen Explorer Award 2011. Short- or longlisted for 15 other awards, including The Branford Boase Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2010, the Carnegie CILIP Medal 2011 and the Young Minds Book Award 2010.



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