'I picked up the book and thumbed through the pages. Names in alphabetical order, names with meanings, names I knew, names I'd never heard of. How to pick? Nothing that would stand out, nothing that would link me to the past - those were the instructions. The past. As if everything that had gone before this moment was buried already.'
An original and captivating book for young adults by Laura Jarrett, nominee of the Waterstones Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Children's Book Award.
Holly is fifteen years old, but she’s only been “Holly” for a matter of months. Because of something that happened, she and her family have had to enter witness protection and have all assumed new identities. All, that is, except her sister Katie, who is autistic. Starting at a new school mid-term is hard enough at the best of times, and Holly has no clue who she is any more. Lonely and angry, she reaches out to friends – new and old. But one wrong move will put all their lives in danger.
Laura Jarrett is one of the finest authors writing books for teens in Britain today. Fans of Jenny Valentine's Double and Keren David's When I Was Joe will love this heart-stopping thriller.
Look out for Laura's other books: Louder than Words, Skin Deep, and In Another Life.
Laura Jarratt was born in Salford and has lived all over the UK. Although her favourite subject was English, she accidentally studied Science at university. She finally settled in rural Cheshire, where she lives with her family and is owned by a ginger cat with no tail.
By day, she works in education because it’s never boring and by night, she writes for young adults because they’re the most interesting people in the world.
Skin Deep, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and the the YA category of the Romantic Novelists Association.
Praise for By Any Other Name
‘Intensely romantic, really thrilling . . . Of the 60 or so books I've read so far this year, this is one of the very, very best.’ Bookbag
‘I loved it and I can’t stop raving about it.’ Guardian
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I started this at nine o'clock at night - thinking I would just start a few chapters and finish it in the morning - and didn't stop reading it up until I had finished. Luckily it wasn't a school night!Read Full Review of By Any Other Name | See more reviews from Guardian