The Knife That Killed Me

Anthony McGowan

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About the book

Anthony McGowan is the Carnegie Medal 2020 winning author of Lark.

He is coming to kill me.
Now would be a good time to run.
I cannot run.
I am too afraid to run.

Paul Varderman could be at any normal school - bullies, girls and annoying teachers are just a part of life. Unfortunately 'normal' doesn't apply when it comes to the school's most evil bully, Roth, a twisted and threatening thug with an agenda quite unlike anyone else. When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but when Roth hands him a knife it both empowers him and scares him at the same time . . .

This thought-provoking and original novel highlights the terrible consequences of peer pressure and violence, and casts a spotlight on the worrying rise in knife crime among teenagers.

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Definitions (Young Adult)

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Paperback / softback

ISBN

9781862306066