Jenny Downham

  • John a l'air parfait, Lexi, sa belle-fille, semble être une adolescente difficile. Mais les apparences sont parfois trompeuses... À la maison, Lexi vit un enfer. John, son beau-père, est un homme agressif qui ne tolère pas la moindre erreur. De son côté, la jeune fille s'énerve vite, elle a des accès de colère terribles. La fameuse « crise d'adolescence », sans doute... Mais Lexi en est persuadée : c'est John qui n'a pas un comportement normal. Il semble déterminé à l'isoler de tous ceux qu'elle aime, et compte bien épouser sa mère. Pourra-t-elle dévoiler à temps le vrai visage de John et empêcher ce mariage ?

  • Tessa vient d'avoir 16 ans et se sait condamnée. Dans quelques semaines, elle mourra d'une leucémie. Partagée entre la révolte et l'angoisse, Tessa veut tout connaître de la vie avant de mourir, les interdits, la célébrité, l'amour...
    Aidée de sa meilleure amie, entourée par ses parents, Tessa se lance alors dans une course contre la montre, contre la mort, pour vivre !

  • FURIOUS THING

    Jenny Downham

  • Anglais Before I Die !

    Jenny Downham

    Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is sex.

  • Anglais Before I Die

    Jenny Downham

    Tessa has just a few months to live.

    Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is sex.

    Released from the constraints of 'normal' life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.

    Tessa's feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa's time finally runs out.

    BEFORE I DIE is a brilliantly-crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.

  • An intense and riveting novel from the critically acclaimed author of Before I Die.
    If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge. If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him. When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the offense, 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.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Toi contre moi

    Jenny Downham

    • Plon
    • 1 Juin 2011

    Roméo et Juliette des années 2000, Toi contre moi est tour à tour haletant, drôle, tendre et terrible. Ses deux héros, Ellie et Mikey, tiraillés entre leurs familles et leurs sentiments, se battront jusqu'au bout pour pouvoir vivre leur première grande histoire d'amour.

  • 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.

  • Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests and drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her Before I Die list. And number one is sex. Released from the constraints of normal life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.

  • Anglais UNBECOMING

    Jenny Downham

  • Anglais You Against Me

    Downham Jenny

    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.

  • Anglais Unbecoming

    Downham Jenny

    Three women – three secrets – one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal. Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie’s grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and ‘capable of anything’, despite suffering from Alzheimers. As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her. Rules get broken as allegiances shift. Is Mary contagious? Is ‘badness’ genetic? In confronting the past, Katie is forced to seize the present. As Mary slowly unravels and family secrets are revealed, Katie learns to live and finally dares to love. Funny, sad, honest and wise, Unbecoming is a celebration of life, and learning to honour your own stories.

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