Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance

Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance
John Boyne may have made a mistake in portraying 14-year-olds as having a problem with trans people Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Gor all the insensitivity on its cover, My Brother’s Name is Jessica comes from the right place. It’s a sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and to foster acceptance

Young adult fiction: My Brother’s Name is Jessica, By John Boyne, Penguin, €16

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