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  • Published: 18 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241380000
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

My Brother's Name is Jessica




A stunning and timely new novel from the multi-million bestselling and award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Brother's Name is Jessica written by John Boyne, read by Joe Jameson.

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?

  • Published: 18 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241380000
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

About the author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for theKerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Awardin association with Listowel Writers’ Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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Praise for My Brother's Name is Jessica

I loved My Brother's Name is Jessica. It's 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

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

...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and it's crescendo will give you tingles

Attitude Magazine

It's all sorts of amazing

TOTP

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