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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593109724
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Tell Me My Name



We Were Liars meets Speak in this haunting, mesmerizing psychological thriller--a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby--that will linger long after the final line

We Were Liars meets Speak in this haunting, mesmerizing psychological thriller—a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby—that will linger long after the final line

On wealthy Commodore Island, Fern is watching and waiting—for summer, for college, for her childhood best friend to decide he loves her. Then Ivy Avila lands on the island like a falling star. When Ivy shines on her, Fern feels seen. When they're together, Fern has purpose. She glimpses the secrets Ivy hides behind her fame, her fortune, the lavish parties she throws at her great glass house, and understands that Ivy hurts in ways Fern can't fathom. And soon, it's clear Ivy wants someone Fern can help her get. But as the two pull closer, Fern's cozy life on Commodore unravels: drought descends, fires burn, and a reckless night spins out of control. Everything Fern thought she understood—about her home, herself, the boy she loved, about Ivy Avila—twists and bends into something new. And Fern won't emerge the same person she was.

An enthralling, mind-altering fever dream, Tell Me My Name is about the cost of being a girl in a world that takes so much, and the enormity of what is regained when we take it back.

New York Times: "13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring"

"A lush, gorgeously crafted page-turner." —Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie

“Absolutely took my breath away.” —Geek Mom

★ "As much Hitchcockian suspense as Fitzgerald’s tarnished glitz." —BCCB (starred review)

“A kaleidoscope of light and shadow that will keep you flipping page after page.” —Amber Smith, author of The Way We Used to Be

“Only Amy Reed could write a novel this dark, this gorgeous, this forward-looking while speaking to our present moment.” —Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home

"The best kind of literary thriller—one with as much conscience as pulse." —Brendan Kiely, co-author of All American Boys

“I haven’t felt this way since reading We Were Liars—mind blown.” —Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

★ "Immersive [and] smartly written.” —SLJ (starred review)

"This novel is amazing . . . A pulsating, hypnotic retelling.” —Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez

“Relentlessly compelling . . . Reed's latest is a literary thrill ride.” —Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and editor at BookRiot

"Takes the unreliable narrator to new levels . . . Mesmerizing." —SLC

“[A] harrowing tale of personal trauma in a violently polarized society.” —Kirkus

“A compelling and propulsive thriller.” —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King

"I barely breathed the last 100 pages. Simply stunning.” —Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593109724
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Tell Me My Name

“Set in a future that feels frighteningly plausible, Tell Me My Name is a lush, gorgeously crafted page-turner that will have you holding your breath until the final line.” —Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie

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“Haunting, beautiful, thrilling—Tell Me My Name is an exquisitely crafted, nuanced story of metamorphosis and mystery. Amy Reed’s smart, captivating prose twists and turns, a kaleidoscope of light and shadow that will keep you flipping page after page.” —Amber Smith, author of The Way We Used to Be

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“Lurking in the heart of this brilliant, feminist reimagining of The Great Gatsby are powerful questions about wealth and glamor, privilege and inequality, and the many roles young women must play as they seek and claim their own survival. Tell Me My Name is the best kind of literary thrillerone with as much conscience as pulse.” —Brendan Kiely, co-author of All American Boys

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