Anne Cassidy
Finding Jennifer Jones
June 01, 2020 Comments.. 538
Finding Jennifer Jones Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen year old girl She goes to university she dates nice normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend But Kate s not really normal
  • Title: Finding Jennifer Jones
  • Author: Anne Cassidy
  • ISBN: 9781471402289
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen year old girl She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend But Kate s not really normal at all Kate is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones and it s a facade that s crumbling fast Jennifer has spent the last nine years fKate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen year old girl She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend But Kate s not really normal at all Kate is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones and it s a facade that s crumbling fast Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she s dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way Lucy Bussell is the last person Jennifer expects any sympathy from, but she s also the last person she has left Finding Jennifer Jones is the powerful sequel to the highly acclaimed, Carnegie Medal nominated Looking for JJ It is a tense, emotional thriller about guilt, running away and wondering if you can ever truly know yourself.
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    1. Sara says:

      I had high hopes for this book because Looking For JJ is such a brilliant piece of fiction and one of the books I read as a teen that s really stuck with me Unfortunately, there s just nothing really new here Looking For JJ was so brilliant because it explored the very difficult issues surrounding murder and children and what life there is after committing a terrible crime as a child Finding Jennifer Jones is pretty much just of that Maybe there would have been to say if the novel had been set [...]

    2. Sam says:

      I was so ecstatic when I saw this book I loved Looking for JJ when I read it many years ago and I was looking forward to reading .I re read Looking for JJ as I wanted to refresh my memory to what happens So I got them both on audiobook I enjoyed listening to them back to back, but in doing this I feel that Finding Jennifer Jones didn t quite measure up to the first.Don t get me wrong, I still really liked this I m glad Anne Cassidy wrote it because it shows you about what happened on that terri [...]

    3. Megan Readinginthesunshine says:

      I LOVED Looking For JJ and I mean LOVED IT I originally read JJ ten years ago and t is a story that has stayed with me, so finding out now that there was a recent sequel was exciting and terrifying for me at the same time.I REALLY liked this I felt Finding Jennifer Jones really answered questions and rounded things off better for me at the end of JJ I wanted and I had wondered about JJ and what she would be doing so it was fascinating to catch up with her and find out how this tragedy had conti [...]

    4. Clare Holman-Hobbs says:

      I began reading this book and got to about a quarter of the way through, and since putting it down I ve had no desire to pick it back up again A shame, considering I loved the first one

    5. Basyirah says:

      This is the second book of a duology, but I never read the first one However, I think it s okay to be read as a standalone, as there s a part in this book that gives you a flashback of the main character s life when she was younger Kate Rickman, or her real name Jennifer Jones, had killed her friend when they were 10, and she was convicted for it She was released with a new identity and a new life, allowed to finish her degree, but she was not feeling really good having to lie to people about wh [...]

    6. Sarah says:

      It started intriguingly but I soon found Jennifer and her problems tedious.

    7. Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies) says:

      Really interesting conclusion to Jennifer s story Earlier this year I finally read Looking For JJ, the first book by Anne Cassidy about child killer, Jennifer Jones I thought that book was dark and surprising and very thought provoking and after I finished reading it, I was incredibly intrigued to see where the author would take this story next And I wasn t disappointed with the sequel, Finding Jennifer Jones It didn t quite reach the same level of emotions that Looking For JJ did but it was sti [...]

    8. RavenclawReadingRoom says:

      I LOVED Looking for JJ I mean, it wasn t an easy read, but it was so brilliantly done We knew basically from the beginning who the killer was, but not who the victim was or what the motive was So I was pretty excited when I stumbled across this sequel at the library last week What I got, though, was of the exact same stuff we d had before, minus the big OH MY GOD, MUST KEEP READING TO FIND OUT WHO DID IT compulsion Our protagonist is now nineteen and living in a share house, and making a crapto [...]

    9. Amy"s Book Reviews says:

      Grade DEighteen year old Kate Rickman, is always looking over her shoulders, waiting to be identified as Jennifer Jones, the ten year old who killed her playmate She s been out of prison for two years and has a second identity in this sequel to LOOKING FOR JJ Kate decides to locate the third girl from the woods that fateful day, Lucy Bussell and apologize, even though doing so is strictly forbidden as a condition of her release The only reason I was interested in FINDING JENNIFER JONES was to re [...]

    10. Jamie-Rose says:

      A well written sequel which I enjoyed, and I liked the new characters I don t understand why Jennifer never tells anyone that Mr Cottis was going to take photos on the day she deliberately stayed away, which ended in her killing Michelle Surely that s mitigating circumstancesI felt her mother should have had to answer to that That not being addressed or resolved let the book down for me, that the upbringing of Jennifer by her mother led to her occasional bursts of anger and violence I might be i [...]

    11. Natasha Scharf says:

      The truly remarkable sequel to a truly remarkable young adult novel As with Looking For JJ , I really struggled to put Finding Jennifer Jones down The way Anne Cassidy writes about her characters makes you feel you really know them each is a complex as a real human being She covers taboo subjects with ease and confidence, using simple but evocative language that never gets in the way of the story This book provides a very satisfying conclusion to a shocking tale I simply cannot praise it enough. [...]

    12. Kate Arnold says:

      I was totally and utterly gripped to this book that was worth a five star rating It has a fantastic plot and I loved being able to just pick it up and understand I hadn t read the first book I couldn t put it down and was completely drawn in and finished it in a day My one complaint is that at times it was slightly narrative but I guess that s because it was written in 3rd person This is the only reason I didn t give it five stars Oh and the ending was slightly abrupt But seriously amazing book [...]

    13. Tammy says:

      Finding Jennifer Jones is a bittersweet book of pasts and secrets This book was a surprise second edition to Looking For JJ , 10 years after its release Kate is hiding the secret that as a 10 year old girl, she did a terrible thing, and now she lives with it every day, and the people around her dont know a thing This book kept my interest and at times it was so suspenseful I couldn t put it down A great read overall, and addition to the first book.

    14. Elizabeth Moffat says:

      Finding Jennifer Jones is the last book in our Kid Lit challenge for this year and one we thought we d leave until last to savour as we enjoyed the first book in the series so much in 2016, Looking For JJ Quite often, I find the second book in a series a bit of a let down if I ve loved the first so much but luckily, this wasn t the case at all with Finding Jennifer Jones It was just as gut wrenching and poignant as the first novel and it instantly made me remember why I loved the author s writin [...]

    15. Gillian Mann says:

      I put off reading this book for a VERY long time I read Looking for JJ a very long time ago and it was hands down one of my favourite books I had my own version of what happened to Kate Rickman and I didn t want to change that I bought Finding Jennifer Jones a year or so ago and let it sit on my shelf for a long time Finally, I picked it up 2 days ago Again the book was split into correlating sections, which I LOVE The way in which Anne Cassidy wrote the tale of Jennifer Jones is beautiful Her l [...]

    16. Maia says:

      I absolutely adored this novel I LOVED Looking for JJ and I had low expectations for this novel due to all the horrid reviews on I was completely astonished I felt like I understood a different aspect of Jennifer s life I recommend this novel to anyone who loved Looking for JJ M

    17. Molly says:

      This is one of those rare cases in which I actually like the second book better than the first I didn t think Jennifer s story was fully over in the first book, and this made it feel complete There were loose ends that were tied up in this one, with a much satisfying conclusion.

    18. Lauren Rozario says:

      It was okay I much preferred the pace of Looking for JJ over the sequel, as by this point I felt as though the same conflict was happening over and over again A portion of this book was a flashback that I didn t feel was needed unless you hadn t read the first book It was a bit long winded, and many parallels between the two books with Jimmy vs Frankie, Rosie vs Sally and Ruth But not altogether unlikable.

    19. Zoƫ says:

      I was afraid I wouldn t like this one as much as the first one But it turns out, it ended up being just as good In fact, I m really surprised and happy that Lucy turned out to be so friendly toward Jennifer That was a pleasant occurance I d been wondering what had happened to her, since they never mentioned her again in the first book I was looking forward to reading about her in this one It s really a shame what ended up happening to Joe, and the connection to the slimy Mr Cottis But it didn t [...]

    20. Jasmine (SparksSky122) says:

      This was a perfect sequel It was engaging and interesting and I didn t see that decision coming I felt like Jennifer Kate wasI connected with her this time and I don t know why but I m glad I did view spoiler Also, the flashback or the 8 years ago part was really interesting and hide spoiler I enjoyed reading about that than I did in Looking for JJ I feel like Looking for JJ was just the set up to this and am super glad I read this because I definitely enjoyed this than Looking for JJ Really [...]

    21. H says:

      4.5 stars Brilliant.Jennifer Jones, child killer.Would she ever be able to leave that headline behind When I picked up Looking for JJ on a whim a few years ago, I never thought I would like it as much as I did Anne Cassidy is, quite frankly, a genius We meet Jennifer Jones for the first time, and I felt extremely conflicted about feeling sympathy for someone who committed such a heinous crime at a young age It goes without saying that you need to read the first novel to fully appreciate understa [...]

    22. Maia Moore says:

      Original review posted hereI was super excited when I first heard about this sequel to the wonderful Looking for JJ, which was a favourite book of mine as a teen However, when I thought about it a bit , the doubts started creeping in Looking for JJ was an amazing stand alone book in my head for ten years and I d never really thought it needed a sequel What if the new book was surplus and it tainted the original for me Luckily, this wasn t the case Finding Jennifer Jones had plenty of new and int [...]

    23. Fionnuala (Book Blogger) says:

      After reading the blurb for Finding Jennifer Jones, I was immediately interested having never read any other books by Anne Cassidy, I didn t know what to expect I was pleasantly surprised by the book and its contents Being a crime novel I think I expected a little action and perhaps a psychological edge, but all round the novel was quite normal, for its situation, and this worked well for the fact that it was from the perspective of a nineteen year old, Kate Rickman.I found it really interesti [...]

    24. Katy Noyes says:

      An excellent continuation from Looking for JJ In its predecessor, the plot revolved around the release from custody of child killer Jennifer Jones and the furore this sparked Now settled at University with a new identity, this instalment is about her finding her own identity and what she is going to do with the rest of her life, living with her guilt and the consequence of acts done when she was just 10.The sections that most interested me were the continuing flashbacks that pick up from the fi [...]

    25. Emma says:

      Review by BethI hadn t read Looking for JJ the precursor to this novel and the first in Anne Cassidy s Jennifer Jones series but it didn t appear I needed to as immediately I found myself drawn into Kate s world and unable to escape it This is one of those novels which I devoured in less than 48 hours and was left wanting to know where it went next.Kate Rickman is our protagonist, it s her new identity and the person she has to become to fit into her new home of Exmouth As the blurb suggests tho [...]

    26. Kate B says:

      YA sequel to Looking for JJ

    27. TheCosyDragon says:

      This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon Please head there for in depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.Jennifer Jones has been asked to relocate her life once again Now named Kate Rickman, she seems just like any other girl, going to university and working casually Her past is always haunting her, and when current events in her life break her reserves, she contacts the only other person who was there when Jennifer killed for the first time.I listened to [...]

    28. Julie says:

      This is the follow up book to looking for JJ, the first book deals with Jennifer as a child ,her home life events leading up to the murder, the aftermath and the start of the rehabilitation The book ends with her identity being found out by journalists and her having to change her identity, move away and a change of plan So this book starts with her in a new town, half way through her degree and living with new people and working at the tourist information centre All is going well until a young [...]

    29. Amy Blackler says:

      I loved this book because it was scary and interesting and very hard to put down

    30. Meredith Fletcher says:

      So I loved Looking for JJ and couldn t wait to read Finding Jennifer Jones and when it came up on the Carnegie Nominations list it was the perfect opportunity to move it forward on my to read list.Finding Jennifer Jones is about Kate Rickman Jennifer Jones who cannot come to terms with what she did She is trying to find her identity and how to overcome the guilt she feels about killing Michelle I really liked the book for exactly the same reasons as I loved Looking for JJ, it really gets into th [...]

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