Like No Other by Una LaMarche
  

Like No Other

Written by Una LaMarche
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Synopsis

Like No Other by Una LaMarche

When the power goes out, the two are stuck in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise forbidden connection. She is a notorious good girl, who has never broken the rules of her strict Hasidic upbringing. He is a fun loving nerd who has never had much luck with girls. Though their families would never approve, the teens arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

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Praise for Like No Other

Entertainment Weekly

The New York Times Book Review

PeopleMagazine

Una LaMarche tells a truly complex urban story worth telling: An Orthodox Jewish girl and West Indian dork fall in love in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and beat the odds of conservative values trying to keep them apart.

You root for Devorah and Jaxon because you remember you were once like them. From our first love or our first rebellion, they are a way for us to relive those strange and exciting days.

.. .romantic and wonderful and heartbreaking...

Like No Other isa moving, coming-of-age storythat will have even adults remembering the burning intensity and insecurities of their first love. VOYA

Devorah s narration iseye-opening, especially for young women who have always taken the rules, spoken and unspoken, of their communities for granted.

Like No Other is a bold and passionate portrayal of the bond that can bridge any gap or surmount any barrier, that universal fire that flickers beneath each of our distinct and sometimes misunderstood identities. The relationship between Devorah and Jaxon is emblematic of the warmth and curiosity that exists in its most pure form in the hearts of young people, a compassion that if nurtured and embraced has the power to transcend the ubiquitous pressure of externally wrought perspectives. Deborah Feldman, author of Exodus and the New York Times bestseller, Unorthodox

From the Hardcover edition.

One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars.

Electrifying...surprisingly seductive. LaMarche expertly conjures up what high-stakes infatuation feels like. -- The New York Times Book Review

Readers will fall for these two love-struck teenagers as easily as they fall for each other. -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

You root for Devorah and Jaxon because you remember you were once like them. From our first love or our first rebellion, they are a way for us to relive those strange and exciting days. -- The Boston Herald

Like No Other is a moving, coming-of-age story that will have even adults remembering the burning intensity and insecurities of their first love. -- VOYA

Devorah's narration is eye-opening, especially for young women who have always taken the rules, spoken and unspoken, of their communities for granted. -- BCCB

Like No Other is a bold and passionate portrayal of the bond that can bridge any gap or surmount any barrier, that universal fire that flickers beneath each of our distinct and sometimes misunderstood identities. The relationship between Devorah and Jaxon is emblematic of the warmth and curiosity that exists in its most pure form in the hearts of young people, a compassion that if nurtured and embraced has the power to transcend the ubiquitous pressure of externally wrought perspectives. --Deborah Feldman, author of Exodus and the New York Times bestseller, Unorthodox

Awards and Nominations: **A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2014****A Summer 2014 Indie Next List Pick****A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection****A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 nominee** From the Hardcover edition. Praise for Like No Other

Electrifying...surprisingly seductive. LaMarche expertly conjures up what high-stakes infatuation feels like. - The New York Times Book Review .. .[a] refreshing tale of forbidden love. - People Magazine Una LaMarche tells a truly complex urban story worth telling: An Orthodox Jewish girl and West Indian dork fall in love in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and beat the odds of conservative values trying to keep them apart. - Vogue.com

Like No Other is a moving, coming-of-age story that will have even adults remembering the burning intensity and insecurities of their first love. - VOYA

[Devorah's struggle between tradition and modernity, filial duty and personal fulfillment, is complicated and realistic...This leads to a conclusion that, while bittersweet, is still hopeful. - Horn Book

Like No Other is a bold and passionate portrayal of the bond that can bridge any gap or surmount any barrier, that universal fire that flickers beneath each of our distinct and sometimes misunderstood identities. The relationship between Devorah and Jaxon is emblematic of the warmth and curiosity that exists in its most pure form in the hearts of young people, a compassion that if nurtured and embraced has the power to transcend the ubiquitous pressure of externally wrought perspectives. -Deborah Feldman, author of Exodus and the New York Times bestseller, Unorthodox

't stop thinking about it, and about the good hearts and thoughtful minds of the hero and heroine. Romantic and true...you won't be able to stop thinking about this book. A perfect depiction of love and loss. -Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True

Like No Other is a powerful and not-put-downable story of forbidden love. Una LaMarche has created two brave teenagers who readers will root for to the very last page. -Carolyn Mackler, bestselling author of Tangled and co-author of The Future of Us

Violet by Design and Violet in Private Awards and Nominations: **A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2014****A Summer 2014 Indie Next List Pick****A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection****a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 nominee****A Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Guide Selection****An Entertainment Weekly YA Novel to Watch Out For**'

About the Author

Una LaMarche is a writer and journalist whose work appears regularly in the New York Observer and on the Huffington Post. She is the author of Five Summers, a young adult novel, and Unabrow, a collection of humorous essays based on some of her more questionable life choices. Una lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Find out more at unalamarche.com or follow her on Twitter @sassycurmudgeon

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Una LaMarche
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Publisher

Razorbill

Publication date

14th July 2015

ISBN

9781595146755


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