Author(s): John Boyne
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 thinks he's actually . . . your sister?
Miriam's Review - Though not perfect, this book attempts to show how a family copes when someone transitions from one gender to another.
A stunning and timely new novel from the multi-million bestselling and award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
John Boyne is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his bestselling book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Heart's Invisible Furies, and A Ladder to the Sky, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. He lives in Dublin.