My Brother's Name is Jessica

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 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241376165
  • 9780241376164
  • 18,422

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Outstanding Irish Examiner
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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 * 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 * Attitude Magazine * Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages * Irish Independent * Outstanding * Irish Examiner *
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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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1,801 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 22% (397)
4 30% (547)
3 29% (514)
2 10% (176)
1 9% (167)
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