Eight Cousins Pick of the Year 2014
and Jaxson live on opposite sides of the street in Brooklyn, in two
neighborhoods that do not overlap. Their worlds collide when they are
stuck in a hospital elevator during a hurricane. Jaxson is smart, funny,
awkward, and doesn’t really know how to talk to girls. Devorah is
smart, funny, devoutly religious, and, due to her beliefs and community,
absolutely forbidden to talk to boys. Their chance meeting sparks more
meetings, at first almost accidental, eventually intentional, but always
absolutely secret. This Romeo-and-Juliet story delves respectfully into
two very different cultures and two contiguous communities that do not
understand each other. Nevertheless, Like No Other isn’t a tragedy, and
it isn’t a love-conquers-all story. It’s more a story about how stepping
outside of our comfort zones can teach us about ourselves and that the
most unexpected people can have a profound influence on who we become.
Fitting seamlessly alongside current bestsellerslike Rainbow Rowell s"Eleanor & Park," and John Green's"Paper Towns," LIKE NO OTHER provides a thoroughly modern take on romance that will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when you least expect it.
"Electrifying surprisingly seductive. LaMarche expertly conjures up what high-stakes infatuation feels like." "The New York Times Book Review"
" A] refreshing tale of forbidden love." "PeopleMagazine"
One of the mostpoignant and star-crossedlove stories since"The Fault in Our Stars." "Entertainment Weekly"
"Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart?"Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing.Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters).They've spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed...until one day, they did.
When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection.Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jaxon arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up?
About the Author
Una LaMarche is a writer and journalist whose work appears regularly in the" New York Observer" and on the" Huffington Post." She is the author of "Five Summers," a young adult novel, and "Unabrow," a collection of humorous essays based on some of her more questionable life choices. Una lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Find out more at unalamarche.com or follow her on Twitter @sassycurmudgeon