Double by Jenny Valentine

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A gripping teen psychological thriller about identity, family, loss and redemption by award-winning author Jenny Valentine.

About Jenny Valentine

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Jenny Valentine studied English literature at Goldsmith's College, which almost made her stop reading but not quite. Her debut novel, Me, the Missing, and the Dead, was a William C. Morris Award finalist and won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the UK under the title Finding Violet Park. She is also the author of Broken Soup, a Best Books for Young Adults title. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. She lives in Hay-on-Wye, England.
Published February 21, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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When 16-year-old runaway Chap, named by his reclusive grandfather, gets locked up for fighting in a London hostel, detectives are certain that they’ve found missing Cassiel Roadnight, who disappeared two years ago on the firework-filled Hay on Fire fall festival.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Double

Publishers Weekly

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What starts as a case of mistaken identity turns into a bizarre mystery in this exhilarating thriller from Valentine (Broken Soup). Homeless, 16-year-old Chap is killing time in a London hostel when h

Dec 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Double

The Guardian

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With the help of new-found friend Floyd, Chap begins to try and unravel the mystery of Cassiel's disappearance, discovering deep hidden family secrets, trying to get to the truth about his identity, and Cassiel's, but it's hard when he is supposed to know all the information he needs to find out.

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The Guardian

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The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight by Jenny Valentine Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop A fiery boy named Chap is locked in a room in...

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BC Books

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More projects are in the pipeline, but for now fans can pick up two 45-minute TV specials on one DVD, Monster High Double Feature: Friday Night Frights/Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?.

Mar 08 2013 | Read Full Review of Double

The Bookbag

Edie thinks Cassiel is different now - will she put it down to two years of absence, or will she realise Chap is an impostor?

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Teen Reads

Now Chap is completely alone with nothing to lose."Written in the first-person point of view, readers have the opportunity to become deeply involved with the sensitive and hurting main character of Chap."When workers at the shelter show him a photo of a missing teen named Cassiel Roadnight, Chap ...

Feb 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Double

Austin Chronicle

The second disc, an hour-long radio simulcast from that same year, plays out pleasingly raw, rough edges intact and Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" connecting the dots for a new generation of blues lovers.

Feb 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Double

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