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Only Ever Yours

(2014)
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Awards
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult
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 16 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 10 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 brides. freida must fight for her future - even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.

Winner of the 2014 Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award at the BGE Irish Book Awards.


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"Utterly magnificent." - Marian Keyes


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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-62365-454-8 / 978-1-62365-454-2 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-68144-957-9 / 978-1-68144-957-9 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-78429-400-4 / 978-1-78429-400-7 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only Ever Yours YA edition
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84866-415-X / 978-1-84866-415-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only Ever Yours
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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April 2016 : USA Audio CD

Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-68144-220-5 / 978-1-68144-220-4 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-5100-1362-8 / 978-1-5100-1362-9 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: Quercus
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only Ever Yours
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
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