Fifteen-year-old Jesse lives in a world where babies are born neither male nor female – Compulsory Gender Assignment is carried out at birth…  

Joint Winner of the Red Telephone Books Young Adult Novel Competition.

Launched at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival 2014.

Praise for XY

“A highly original and thought-provoking dystopian story of gender politics, social revolution and humanity. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it!”   Chicklish

XY is a wonderfully written novel …  that has an interesting twist and a thought-provoking way of looking at the way we think about gender”  Essex Life Magazine

“This book speaks… in an eloquent and powerful voice that deserves to be both heard and understood. 5 stars”   WTF are you reading?

This book has a great strong, main character to lead you through a adventure of a lifetime.  There is, love, action, hard decisions, love lost, police action, and protests.  There is something in this book for everyone… 4 1/2 STARS”   Mindjacked

“Something very different for me and I loved this… What if you told someone they are a girl but are meant to be a boy or the other way around? … I give this book 4 stars”  Lovely Reads

“If you are ready for a new, very original, but could be very controversial topic for a story, then definitely you should give this a try”  Lisa Loves Literature

“Fast read that leaves you thinking”  Blissful Book Reviews

Blog Tour

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Read the first chapter here.

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