Jamie (Paperback)
  • Jamie (Paperback)

Jamie (Paperback)

Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 30/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

Quietly groundbreaking in its treatment of themes surrounding non-binary children, this uplifting and inclusive novel from the author The Strangeworlds Travel Agency focuses on the titular child and their concern about starting at a new school.

A beautiful and uplifting story from L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, about how to make your own place when the world doesn't think you fit anywhere.

For fans of Me, My Dad and The End of The Rainbow.

Jamie Rambeau is a happy 11-year-old non-binary kid who likes nothing better than hanging out with their two best friends Daisy and Ash. But when the trio find out that in Year Seven they will be separated into one school for boys and another for girls, their friendship suddenly seems at risk.

And when Jamie realises no one has thought about where they are going to go, they decide to take matters into their own hands, and sort it all out once and for all.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510110922
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 126 x 192 x 20 mm


A sensitive, moving 9+ story about fighting for acceptance and change. - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

Fabulous, hopeful, important - Emma Carroll, author of Secrets of a Sun King

An inspirational story of a young person finding the strength and resilience to be exactly who they are when faced with a difficult choice. - The Scotsman

A joyful, heartfelt story of claiming your true identity. L. D. Lapinski has created something truly special and also very important - Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

A real triumph, bursting with joy - Carlie Sorosiak, author of I, Cosmo

A hugely important, deeply moving and utterly joyful story about staying true to yourself and the power of protest. It's impossible to read this book and not come away buoyed with hope for a more accepting and inclusive future. Everyone needs to read Jamie - their story is destined to become a classic. I loved it! - Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn

Protest, pride and the promise of change; Jamie is magnificent. - Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend

This book is going to mean a lot to non-binary kids but especially too to kids still learning and figuring things out ... a treasure - Marieke Nijkamp, author of This is Where it Ends

warm, resourceful ... explored the options open to a gender non-conforming child at the end of year 6 in a town where there are only two secondary schools: one for girls and one for boys - Guardian

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“the world is waiting for this book”

Jamie Rambeau is an 11-year-old non-binary kid in their last year of primary school, and the decision for which secondary school to go to is looming over them. But, when they realise that their two local schools are... More

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“A Heartfelt Joyous Must-Read for All Ages”

'Jamie' is a book that I went into with high expectations and was still blown away. There is so much heart in this book, and as a non-binary person, I felt such a connection with the titular character and... More

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“Excellent Read. Uplifting and Important.”

Thank you to L D Lapinksi and their publisher for arranging an early review copy for me.
I think it is more than fair to say that this book is a great read, wonderful characters and plotting - made it a real joy to... More

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