Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours

by Louise O'Neill

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Overview

Where women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl. In Louise O'Neill's world of Only Every Yours women are no longer born naturally, girls (called "eves") are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. freida and isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions—wives to powerful men. All they have to do is ensure they stay in the top ten beautiful girls in their year. The alternatives—life as a concubine, or a chastity (teaching endless generations of girls)—are too horrible to contemplate.

But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty—her only asset—in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. freida must fight for her future—even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681449579
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 222,779
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Louise O'Neill was born in west Cork in 1985. She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for the senior Style Director of American Elle magazine. While in New York, she also worked as an assistant stylist on a number of high-profile campaigns. She is currently working as a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture.

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Only Ever Yours 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you guessing. I was very surprised by the events in this book...especially the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy the book, but there were so many characters to dislike. The book tells an interesting story that is supposed to be a crazy idea of the future and how people are treated, but it's kinda scary how much of it was relatable to our current society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read it. It's beautifully written, with little intricacies to their society that are fascinating.
llw38 More than 1 year ago
I finished the book but I do not recommend. Not nearly as good as other Dystopian novels. Not good character development or understanding of progression throughout the novel. 
Vgutierrez More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books! I love dystopian novels and this one did not disappoint me. The reviews were so good that I preordered it a few months ago and I finally got it this week. I finished it in one day. The best way to describe it is a "Handmaid's Tale" mixed with a dash of "Mean Girls" and "The Bachelor." It's definitely a society that has brought out the worst of most people. frieda and isabel are best friends who are vying to become "companions" in a world that only allows women three choices. Companions are wives and mothers. Concubines are the mistresses. Chastities are nun-like teachers who weren't considered 'desirable' enough to be chosen as a companion or concubine. The two girls seem to be on track to becoming companions until their very last year of schooling when things are thrown in upheaval and no one's future seems certain anymore.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like "The Handmaid's Tale" meets "Gossip Girl", I finished it in one sitting.