Tell Me My Name

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Dial Books
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5.8 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.98 pounds

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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.


New York Times: "13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring"
Buzzfeed: "25 LGBTQ+ YA Books You'll Want To Curl Up With This Winter"
Brightly: "The Best YA Books of March 2021"
Nerdist: "19 New Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2021"

"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

"Tell Me My Name absolutely took my breath away . . . I was left reeling from a totally unexpected conclusion that took this from an ordinary retelling of a classic into something much more, and made me immediately want to pick it up and start again from the beginning." --Geek Mom

★ "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)

"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

★ 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)

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

"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 thriller--one 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

"Arresting and almost poetic at times, vividly conveying the characters and setting while remaining focused on the inner truths. This story takes the unreliable narrator to new levels . . . Mesmerizing." --SLC

"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