Furious Thing

Jenny Downham (Author)

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
David Fickling Books
Publish Date
January 07, 2020
5.8 X 1.2 X 8.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Jenny Downham is a critically acclaimed, international bestseller. Her debut novel, Before I Die, was shortlisted for numerous awards in the UK, including the Guardian Award and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the Branford Boase Award. Before I Die was turned into a movie called Now is Good starring Dakota Fanning in 2012. Her most recent novel, Unbecoming, garnered four starred reviews and was an Entertainment Weekly Must List pick. Jenny lives in London with her two sons.


Praise for Furious Thing

A painfully enthralling, fiercely feminist account of emotional abuse and appropriate rage. - The Guardian

Piercingly well-observed. - Financial Times

A wise, gripping and skilfully told story... It gives permission to rage when fury is warranted. - Sunday Times

One of the best YAs I have EVER READ. Full of feminist righteousness, this is a book I wish I had read when I was 16. - The Bookseller

The sort of YA that the industry should be aiming for. - Minerva Reads

It shows how we all have the power to protect ourselves, to stand together, to stand for what's right if we embrace our anger and fury, and refuse to let despair and sadness win. - Happiful Magazine

Praise for Unbecoming:

A Stonewall Honor Book
Entertainment Weekly Must List pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Bookpage Best Teen Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize
Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize
An iBooks Best Book of the Month pick

[A] beautiful, funny, and heart-breaking story of family and life itself. -- Bustle

* Her prose gets right down inside human fragility, tenderness, fury, gusto, and strength -- leaving sweet, sharp images that are impossible to forget. Exceptional. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* Downham's third novel offers implicit commentary on the historical and contemporary constraints on young women's lives and their freedom to love with abandon. -- Horn Book, starred review

* Extraordinary. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* A strong choice for thoughtful readers. -- School Library Journal, starred review

Fluid, perfectly paced, and can be easily read in one sitting. This is a heartfelt book that sensitively and honestly reveals family issues, and it's one that teens won't want to miss. -- Bookpage, Teen Top Pick

This beautiful rumination on the relationships between mothers and daughters should be on every woman's reading list. -- Buzzfeed