The Knife That Killed Me

The Knife That Killed Me

By Anthony McGowan

Ember, Paperback, 9780375855160, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011


Paul Vanderman could be at any normal high school where bullies, girls, and annoying teachers are just part of life. But “normal” doesn’t apply when it comes to the school’s biggest bully, Roth—a twisted and threatening thug with an evil agenda.

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 somehow Roth keeps finding reasons for him to stick around. Then one day Roth hands him a knife. And even though Paul is scared, he has never felt so powerful.

About the Author
Anthony McGowan has written books for children, teens, and adults. His previous young adult novel, "Hellbent", was declared "a brilliantly nauseating thriller" by the London "Times". He lives in North London.