TELL ME MY NAME
Release Date: March 9, 2021
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.
Praise for Tell Me My Name
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
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
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. Weird and haunting in the best possible way.”
Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie
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
I barely breathed the last 100 pages. Simply stunning. I truly loved this book.”
Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter
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