Like No Other

Like No Other

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781595146748
  • 368 Pages
  • Razorbill
  • 12 and up


**A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2014**
**A Summer 2014 Indie Next List Pick**
**A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection**
**A Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Guide Selection**
**An Entertainment Weekly YA Novel to Watch Out For**

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 relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up? 

In the timeless tradition of West Side Story and Crossing Delancey, this thoroughly modern take on romance will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when and where you least expect it. 


Praise for Like No Other:

“[T]he dire consequences that threaten this clandestine romance make the novel read like a thriller…Readers will fall for these two love-struck teenagers as easily as they fall for each other.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars.”
Entertainment Weekly
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.”
-People Magazine

“Una LaMarche tells a truly complex urban story worth telling: An Orthodox Jewish girl and West Indian dork fall in love in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and beat the odds of conservative values trying to keep them apart.”

“You root for Devorah and Jaxon because you remember you were once like them. From our first love or our first rebellion, they are a way for us to relive those strange and exciting days.”
-The Boston Herald

“…romantic and wonderful and heartbreaking…”

“Like No Other is a moving, coming-of-age story that will have even adults remembering the burning intensity and insecurities of their first love.”
“LaMarche alternates between the two perspectives, prefacing each chapter with a date and time stamp, underlining how time expands and contracts in odd ways when one is in love. [Devorah and Jaxon’s] time together is forbidden and precious, making each moment simultaneously infinite and too short. Fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park…will enjoy this story of surprising love.”
School Library Journal

“…readers will be fascinated by this peek into a different world, empathetic with the couple’s feelings and buoyed by the

hopeful ending.”

[Devorah’s” struggle between tradition and modernity, filial duty and personal fulfillment, is complicated and realistic…This leads to a conclusion that, while bittersweet, is still hopeful.”
-Horn Book

“Devorah’s narration is eye-opening, especially for young women who have always taken the rules, spoken and unspoken, of their communities for granted.”

Like No Other is a bold and passionate portrayal of the bond that can bridge any gap or surmount any barrier, that universal fire that flickers beneath each of our distinct and sometimes misunderstood identities. The relationship between Devorah and Jaxon is emblematic of the warmth and curiosity that exists in its most pure form in the hearts of young people, a compassion that if nurtured and embraced has the power to transcend the ubiquitous pressure of externally wrought perspectives.” –Deborah Feldman, author of Exodus and the New York Times bestseller, Unorthodox

“This story is ‘bittersweet’ in every good way. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and about the good hearts and thoughtful minds of the hero and heroine. Romantic and true…you won’t be able to stop thinking about this book. A perfect depiction of love and loss.” -Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True
“A heartbreaking story about finding your first true love — that is also a heart-filling story about finding your own truth.” -Nancy Werlin, Edgar Award Winner and National Book Award Finalist
Like No Other is a powerful and not-put-downable story of forbidden love.  Una LaMarche has created two brave teenagers who readers will root for to the very last page.” -Carolyn Mackler, bestselling author of Tangled and co-author of The Future of Us

Like No Other will make you believe in the transforming power of first love.” –Melissa Walker, author of Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design and Violet in Private

Awards and Nominations:

**A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2014**
**A Summer 2014 Indie Next List Pick**
**A 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection**
**a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 nominee**
**A Los Angeles Times Summer Reading Guide Selection**
**An Entertainment Weekly YA Novel to Watch Out For**