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My Brother's Name is Jessica

Written by John Boyne

My Brother's Name is Jessica Synopsis

'...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and its crescendo will give you tingles' Attitude Magazine 'Outstanding' Irish Examiner Sam has known his sister Jessica all his life. Tonight is the first time they're going to meet. Sam Waver has always been a loner: bullied, struggling at school, with parents who have very little time for him. The one person he has always been able to rely on is his beloved older sibling - but when they announce that they are transitioning, Sam's life is thrown upside down. He's convinced nothing will ever be the same again - but as Sam is about to discover, nothing is more constant than love. A moving and heartfelt portrait of one family's journey to acceptance, from a master storyteller. 'A story with so much heart that the pages practically pulse. Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages' Irish Independent

My Brother's Name is Jessica Press Reviews

Praise for John Boyne: A novelist at the top of his game * Mail on Sunday * A story with so much heart that the pages practically pulse. A moving, thought-provoking, surprising read - don't miss it! * Sarah Webb, author of the Ask Amy Green series * It's all sorts of amazing * TOTP * John Boyne adds his deft sensitivity to the complex topic of transgenderism * Image Magazine * A sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and foster acceptance * Sunday Business Post * Outstanding * Irish Examiner * A story with so much heart that the pages practically pulse. Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages * Irish Independent * John Boyne made his name with The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and he's on stellar form in My Brother's Name is Jessica. A sensitively written and timely tale. * Daily Express * ...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and it's crescendo will give you tingles * Attitude Magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241376133
Publication date: 18th April 2019
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages

About John Boyne

John Boyne is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his bestselling book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Heart's Invisible Furies, and A Ladder to the Sky, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. He lives in Dublin.

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