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Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

WINNER OF THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD: THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets MEAN GIRLS in the award-winning, critically acclaimed debut.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE FOR A NEW GENERATION.

'Utterly magnificent . . . gripping, accomplished and dark' Marian Keyes

WINNER: Newcomer of the Year at the IBAs
WINNER: Bookseller YA Prize

WINNER: CBI Eilis Dillon Award
Buzzfeed's Best Books Written by Women in 2014

The bestselling novel about beauty, body image and betrayal.

eves are designed, not made.
The School trains them to be pretty
The School trains them to be good.
The School trains them to Always be Willing.

All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world.
companion . . . concubine . . . or chastity
Only the best will be chosen.
And only the Men decide.

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Praise for Only Ever Yours

  • Gripping ... like all the best dystopias, Only Ever Yours is about the world we live in now - Irish Times

  • Utterly magnificent ... gripping, accomplished and dark - Marian Keyes

  • A dark dream. A vivid nightmare. The world O'Neill imagines is frightening because it could come true. She writes with a scalpel - Jeanette Winterson

  • Deep, dark and frighteningly believable, this book will stay with you for a long time - Marie Claire

  • Deserves to be read by young and old, male and female, the world over in the same way Harry Potter and The Hunger Games were - Sunday Independent

  • The Handmaid's Tale meets Mean Girls' - The Vagenda

  • Compelling writing ... this only-too-real dystopia grips from beginning to end - SFX

  • Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale with a post-millennial twist - The Journal.ie

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Louise O'Neill

Louise O'Neill is the feminist powerhouse and outspoken voice for change whose novels Only Ever Yours and Asking for It helped to start important conversations about body image and consent. Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and stayed in the Irish Top Ten fiction chart for over a year. Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize. Film/TV rights have been optioned on both books. Louise lives and works in West Cork, Ireland. She contributes regularly to Irish TV and radio, and has a weekly column in the Irish Examiner.

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