Wow. I'm just in a sort of daze at the moment, because I have just finished one of the best books I have ever read. Honestly, I have had one of the most outstanding reading experiences ever. When I Was Joe is amazing!
(Booked Up! blog
'Beautifully written. ... A gripping read.'
(The Library Mouse
Selected in Top Ten Favourite UK Young Adult Fiction - 'David’s taut style, fast paced plot, and believable characterisation make these books completely impossible to put down. She’s created a male narrator who is really easy to like and who has a truly compelling story.'
About the Author
KEREN DAVID was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on the Independent at the age of 27.
She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK in 2007 she decided to attend a course on writing for children at
the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Almost True, Another Life and Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery (9781847801913).