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Double

by Jenny Valentine

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Double by Jenny Valentine
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  • Published Feb 2012
    256 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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When the sixteen-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, his life changes dramatically. Chap takes on Cassiel's identity, gaining the family and friends he's always dreamed of having. But becoming someone else isn't as easy as he hoped - and Chap isn't the only one hiding a secret. As he teeters on the brink of discovery and begins to unravel the mystery behind Cassiel's disappearance, Chap realizes that he's in much deeper danger than he could have imagined.

After all, you can't just steal a life and expect to get away with it.

Award-winning author Jenny Valentine delivers an explosive mystery where dark secrets, betrayal, and loss pave the way for one teen's chance at redemption.

Ages 12+

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"Starred Review. Readers who like the quick pace of Gail Giles' mysteries and the dark, finely crafted suspense of Kevin Brooks will find the perfect combination here." - Kirkus Reviews

"Some of the twists are a little unbelievable, but the slow series of revelations, coupled with Valentine's incisive exploration of identity and perception, add up to the kind of tense, nerve-wracking story that teens will race to finish." - Publishers Weekly

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Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite. In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction with her debut novel Finding Violet Park. In 2009 Jenny was chosen as a World Book Day contributor and wrote the short story "Ten Stations", which featured some of the characters from Finding Violet Park. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children.

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