Tell Me My Name (Hardcover)

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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 psychological thriller, 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.

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

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

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

“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

★ "As much Hitchcockian suspense as Fitzgerald’s tarnished glitz." 
BCCB (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

“[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

About the Author


Amy Reed is the award-winning author of several novels for young adults, including The Nowhere Girls, Beautiful, and Clean. She also edited Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. Amy is a feminist, mother, and Virgo who enjoys running, making lists, and wandering around the mountains of western North Carolina where she lives.

Praise For…


"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

“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 

Tell Me My Name is a glimpse into the future that somehow holds tight to our past. Only Amy Reed could write a novel this dark, this gorgeous, this forward-looking while speaking to our present moment. Reed is a writer of incredible power and terrifying foresight.” —Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home

★ "While Reed takes inspiration from The Great Gatsby, this story is her own and will likely resonate with teens—especially young women—even more than the classic. . . . Immersive [and] smartly written.” SLJ (starred review)

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

★ Reed packs in a lot—the climate crisis, sexual assault, drug addiction, class commentary, and mental illness—but the plot never feels overstuffed . . . The Great Gatsby [is cited] as inspiration in her closing notes, but this has as much Hitchcockian suspense as Fitzgerald’s tarnished glitz." —BCCB (starred review)

"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

“The toll of exploitative fame is explored against a dystopian backdrop in this psychological thriller. . . . Compelling . . . [A] harrowing tale of personal trauma in a violently polarized society.” —Kirkus

“I haven’t felt this way since reading We Were Liars—mind blown. Beautifully written, Tell Me My Name gets under your skin, exploring what it means to claim wholeness in a world that too often tears girls apart. You’ll be thinking about it long after the final page.” —Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
 
"This novel is amazing. I am just in awe. Evoking both the terrible and tender, Tell Me My Name is a pulsating, hypnotic retelling that captures a young girl's heartbreaking desire to be fully seen, and sets it against a crumbling, near-future world.” —Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez

“This twisty, near-future, feminist take on The Great Gatsby is a relentlessly compelling exploration of girls, power, and reclamation. Chilling and timely, Reed's latest is a literary thrill ride.” —Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and editor at BookRiot

“A harrowing, prescient vision of the near future. Amy Reed delivers a compelling and propulsive thriller with sentences that gleam like polished steel.” —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593109724
ISBN-10: 0593109724
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English