Monster Deal for Downham

Posted on 09/08/2018

David Fickling Books and Scholastic US have acquired World English language rights in Jenny Downham’s new YA novel Monster, for publication in 2019. Jenny’s debut novel, Before I Die, won the Waterstones inaugural teenage book prize and the Branford Boase Award, and sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. It was adapted for the screen as Now is Good, starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine. Monster, her fourth novel, is a gripping story for our times. Lexi, fifteen years old and full of anger she doesn’t understand, is navigating family life with her stepfather, perplexed at his hold on her mother. To complicate things, Lexi is in love with her stepbrother. But nothing is simple, and pushing anger down doesn’t make it disappear. Lexi soon discovers that it’s only by confronting the cause at source that she’ll be free to love and be loved.