It’s Not You, It’s Me

Gabrielle Williams

A literally life-changing novel about time travel, soulmates and serial killers that asks a very big question: Can you ever change your fate? This is award-winning YA author Gabrielle Williams’ most surprising, ambitious and dexterous book yet.

Holly Fitzgerald has inexplicably woken up inside the body of an LA teenager called Trinity Byrne in 1980 – trapping Trinity in Holly’s forty-year-old body back in Melbourne, 2020.

Mind. Officially. Blown.

Holly finds herself navigating a brand-new body, family and cute boy next door – not to mention rock band that might just make it, and potential kidnapper. Meanwhile, lies intersect with truth, hurtling both Holly and Trinity towards a dangerous fate as the connections between them grow deeper and stranger than either could have ever imagined.

Freaky Friday meets Pretty Little Liars – if the Liars were an all-girl punk band from the 1980s – in this highly original soul-swap story from the critically acclaimed author of My Life as a Hashtag.

It's such a special book, full of intrigue and joy and angst…the characters leapt off the page and into my heart and left me thinking about them for days…I devoured it'

- FRANCES CHAPMAN, Stars Like Us

An absolute delight. Funny, clever, compelling, and utterly original.'

- NINA KENWOOD, It Sounded Better in My Head

[A] fast-paced time-travel narrative…The magical realism used creates some unique reading in this popular body-swap style of writing…there is something about this narrative that bites the reader in a fresh and original way.'

- NSW English Teachers Association journal

Release
Aug-2021
ISBN
9781760876999
RRP (AUD)
$19.99
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Category
Young Adult Fiction

Gabrielle Williams lives in Melbourne and has three kids, one husband and a dog. In the name of research, she has spent time underground with a clandestine group called the Cave Clan, conducted a series of in-depth interviews with a group of notorious art thieves, and spent an inordinate amount of time working out the metaphysics of time travel. She is the author of a number of critically acclaimed YA novels, including Beatle Meets Destiny, The Reluctant Hallelujah, The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex and My Life as a Hashtag, all of which have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

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