My Brother's Name is Jessica
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My Brother's Name is Jessica

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'...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and its crescendo will give you tingles'Attitude Magazine

'Outstanding'Irish Examiner

Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible.

Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him.

But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don't want to know and Sam simply doesn't understand.

Because what do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all? That he's actually . . . your sister?

'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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 26mm | 377g
  • PUFFIN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241376130
  • 9780241376133
  • 24,614

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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 *
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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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Rating details

240 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 21% (51)
4 26% (62)
3 19% (45)
2 5% (12)
1 29% (70)
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