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Jenny Downham - Furious ​Thing
Bad ​things happen when you're around, Lex... That's what her stepfather tells her. That's what she believes about herself. But how can she convince herself and everyone around her that her anger doesn't make her a monster? If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mom would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she's determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud. But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface, waiting to erupt. There'll be fireworks when it does...

Jenny Downham - Unbecoming
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.

Jenny Downham - You ​Against Me
If ​someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.

Jenny Downham - Amíg ​élek
Előbb-utóbb ​mindenki meghal – mindannyian tudjuk. A tizenhat éves Tessa, akinek csupán hónapjai vannak hátra, talán mindenki másnál is jobban tudja. De van egy listája: felsorolta azt a tíz dolgot, amit még meg akar tenni, mielőtt meghal. Az első helyen a szex áll. Lehetőleg még ma. De nem mindig könnyű elérni, amit az ember akar, és amit akar, nem mindig esik egybe azzal, amire szüksége van. És néha a legváratlanabb dolgok lesznek a legfontosabbak. Felemelő, életigenlő és boldog – ez a rendkívüli regény azzal ünnepli az életet, hogy szembenéz azzal, milyen valójában a halál. A regényből _Now is Good_ címen angol film készült, amelynek főszerepét Dakota Fanning játssza.

Jenny Downham - Bevor ​ich sterbe
Eine ​Geschichte über den Tod und die Liebe - glaubwürdig, herzzerreißend und von überwältigender Ausdrucksstärke Die 16-jährige Tessa hat Leukämie, und die Ärzte machen ihr nur noch wenig Hoffnung. Aber Tessa will leben, wenigstens in der Zeit, die ihr noch bleibt. Sie schreibt an ihre Zimmerwand zehn Dinge, die sie tun will, bevor sie stirbt: Sex haben, Drogen nehmen, für einen Tag berühmt sein, etwas Verbotenes tun ... Und dann trifft sie Adam, und er ist der Erste, der sie versteht. Tessa spürt, dass sie etwas mit Adam verbindet, doch sie wehrt sich dagegen. Und dann begreift sie, dass sie zum ersten Mal verliebt ist. Aber darf man lieben, wenn man stirbt?

Jenny Downham - Before ​I Die
Tessa ​has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and 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, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

Jenny Downham - Voor ​ik doodga
De ​zestienjarige Tessa heeft leukemie en nog maar korte tijd te leven. En die tijd wil ze goed besteden. Dus maakt ze een lijst van tien dingen die ze absoluut nog wil doen voor ze doodgaat. Te beginnen met seks. En ze wil nog autorijden. En beroemd worden. En verliefd! Maar terwijl Tessa aan haar lijst werkt, verergert haar ziekte en komt haar einde dichterbij.