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Unbecoming

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult (nominee)
Three women. Three generations. Three secrets.

Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective.

Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Unbecoming (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 0-606-40147-4 / 978-0-606-40147-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 0-545-90717-9 / 978-0-545-90717-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-910200-64-6 / 978-1-910200-64-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-338-16072-9 / 978-1-338-16072-7
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-910989-02-9 / 978-1-910989-02-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Perfect Paperback

Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-910200-75-1 / 978-1-910200-75-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-910200-72-7 / 978-1-910200-72-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
ISBN: 1-5226-5208-6 / 978-1-5226-5208-3
Publisher: Scholastic on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unbecoming
Author(s): Jenny Downham
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK