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
Outstanding ― Irish Examiner
Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages ― Irish Independent
...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart ― Attitude Magazine
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 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
About the Author
John Boyne is the author of thirteen novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet and opera. His many international bestsellers include The Heart's Invisible Furies and A Ladder to the Sky. He has won three Irish Book Awards, along with a host of other international literary prizes. His novels are published in over fifty languages.