The Name on Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns


The Name on Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns

It's the first thing they teach you when you start school. But they don't need to; your parents tell you when you're first learning how to say your name. It's drummed into you whilst you're taking your first stumbling steps. It's your lullaby. From the moment it first appears, you don't tell anyone the name on your wrist. In Corin's world, your carpinomen - the name of your soul mate, marked indelibly on your wrist from the age of two or three - is everything. It's your most preciously guarded secret; a piece of knowledge that can give another person ultimate power over you. People spend years, even decades, searching for the one they're supposed to be with. But what if you never find that person? Or you do, but you just don't love them? What if you fall for someone else - someone other than the name on your wrist? And what if - like Corin - the last thing in the world you want is to be found? The gripping debut novel from the winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist Award.

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A book that leaves the reader thinking and questioning, excellently written and an unusual premise which offers huge scope - scope that is more than fulfilled in a twisting plot with some unexpected turns Parents in Touch Wow! What a story ... I loved the idea of each person's soulmate being written on their wrist, but Corin, the heroine, is full of questions about how her soulmate has been chosen and why -- Malorie Blackman Gripping The Bookseller I love books that still have me thinking about them days after I've finished. The Name On Your Wrist is an impressive debut and I for one can't wait to see what Helen Hiorns comes up with next. There are many things that impressed me, but the fact that I couldn't predict where the story was going to go was the best. There are surprises in store for the reader, which makes this book just even better Luna's Little Library This is another welcome edition to the ever growing dystopian list with a more than interesting premise ... We have a flawed but feisty heroine, Corin, complex family issues and a complicated budding romance. Hiorns has created some very intriguing characters, and the relationship centred on self harm and resentment between Corin and her older sister Jacinta I found particularly interesting. Lots of questions about morality, love and free will are raised and the underlying theme of conspiracy makes for a thrilling read Children's Newsletter, Askew & Holts

About the Author

Helen Hiorns is twenty and is studying Philosophy at Sheffield University. She has been writing online for about six years, and was backpacking around Europe with friends when she found out her novel The Name on Your Wrist had been selected as the winner of the first Sony Young Movellist of the Year Award.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd January 2014



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