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    • ISBN:9781784294007
    • Publication date:02 Jul 2015
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    • Publication date:03 Sep 2015

Only Ever Yours YA edition

By Louise O'Neill

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If you're a girl, all that matters is that you are beautiful . . . The brilliant, bestselling first novel by Louise O'Neill, author of Asking for It

'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.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781848664159
  • Publication date: 03 Jul 2014
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: riverrun
Gripping ... like all the best dystopias, Only Ever Yours is about the world we live in now — Irish Times
The Handmaid's Tale meets Mean Girls' — The Vagenda
Utterly magnificent ... gripping, accomplished and dark — Marian Keyes
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
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
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
The bleakness of The Catcher in the Rye, the satire of The Stepford Wives and it made me recall Nineteen Eighty-Four ... a fresh and original talent — Irish Independent
Terrifying but captivating — Company
A sparkling debut that will really make you think — Heat
'Compelling and frightening' — Irish Examiner
An ingenious exploration of gender roles, female identity and female competition — Buzzfeed
'Terrifying and heartbreaking, O'Neill's story reads like an heir to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and MT Anderson's Feed, and, like those two books, it's sure to be discussed for years to come' — Publisher's Weekly
'A stunning debut set in a dystopian future that has everyone talking . . . once read, will never be forgotten' — Irish Independent
Dark, gripping . . . should be mandatory reading everywhere — The F Word
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