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Finding Jennifer Jones

Looking for JJ
Written by Anne Cassidy
Scholastic (eB) £6.99
ISBN: 978- 1407138091

Finding Jennifer Jones
Written by Anne Cassidy
Hot Key (eB) £6.99
ISBN: 978-1471402289

Hot Key Books have collaborated with Scholastic to mark the 10th anniversary of the original 2004 publication of the controversial and dramatic story of Looking for JJ, written by Anne Cassidy. Scholastic are republishing the original title, whilst Hot Key Books are, simultaneously, publishing the long-awaited sequel Finding Jennifer Jones, with both titles having matching covers. Looking for JJ is the story of a teenager, trying to acknowledge and reconcile herself with her past, for as a little girl she had inadvertently killed her best friend, been dealt with by the authorities amidst considerable adverse and vindictive media coverage, but then allowed to disappear into anonymous obscurity. At the time, it stirred up a great deal of argument and debate about how such young offenders should be treated in today's society – whether to show compassion and understanding or seek retribution and punishment! The sequel Finding Jennifer Jones sees this same little girl, now with another new identity as a student at university, still trying to put her past behind her, still trying to 'move on', and still seeking a 'normal' life. Will Kate Rickman be able to find her true self, the real Jennifer Jones? Martin and Sinead

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Oliver Jeffers, Robert Ingpen, Sophia McDougall (Carousel 56)

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Michael Morpugo, Emma Chichester Clark, Shirley Hughes (Carousel 55)

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Petr Horacek, David Melling and New Zealand Adventures (Carousel 54)

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Sir Quentin Blake, Annabel Pitcher and Sara Fanelli (Carousel 53)

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Henry Winkler, Rebecca Elliott and Lemony Snicket (Carousel 52)

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Korky Paul and Winnie the Witch. Robert Swindells. (Carousel 51)

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50th Edition of Carousel. Charles Dickens (Carousel 50)

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Fairy Tales. Liz Pichon (Carousel 49)

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The Twelve Years of the children's Laureate and Picture Book Stars (Carousel 48)

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Picture Books, Pat Thomson and Chris Stephenson (Carousel 47)

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Freya Blackwood, Jane Ray and David Almond (Carousel 46)

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Mary Hooper, Miichael Foreman and Mal Peet (Carousel 45)