You Against Me

By Jenny Downham
(David Fickling Books, Hardcover, 9780385751605, 412pp.)

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

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If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge.
If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him.

When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the offense, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all, it's a book about love.

About the Author
"Before I Die" is a brilliantly crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly lifeaffirming. This is Jenny Downham's debut novel. She lives in England.

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  1. Mikey McKenzie is already the “man” of his family. How is he forced to take total responsibility for his family after Karyn is assaulted? He says that taking care of Karyn makes him feel “adult, male, and purposeful.” (p. 20) How does his mother’s inability to accept responsibility for her family contribute to Mikey’s sense of duty?  

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