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?
...this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and it's crescendo will give you tingles
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.
A story with so much heart that the pages practically pulse. Both funny and moving... this is a must-read for all ages
A sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and foster acceptance
John Boyne adds his deft sensitivity to the complex topic of transgenderism
It's all sorts of amazing
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!
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