For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.
Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.
But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight. ..
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. . .
Only Ever Yours is a powerhouse of a novel, and definitely one of my favorite reads this year. It's a dystopia that reminds me a lot of The Handmaid's Tale and Wither, yet stands on its own. I finished reading it a couple of days ago, and I still find myself thinking about it.
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