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My Brother's Name is Jessica (Hardback)John Boyne (author)
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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
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 377 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm
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 *
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 *
Outstanding * Irish Examiner *
A sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and foster acceptance * Sunday Business Post *
John Boyne adds his deft sensitivity to the complex topic of transgenderism * Image Magazine *
It's all sorts of amazing * TOTP *
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 *
Praise for John Boyne: "A novelist at the top of his game" * Mail on Sunday *
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I love John Boyne's books but he really has aimed wide with this. Reading some of the reviews show just how much he has upset some people. It's a real shame but unfortunately it's a very difficult... More
“Enlightening, honest and empathetic”
Sam idolizes his older brother Jason, this story is told from Sam's point of view and what he feels and how he reacts when his brother reveals that he identifies as a girl and is actually his sister.
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