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Love Hurts
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Love Hurts

By Beverly Scudamore

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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 1 vote(s).

Mel's best friend Dustin is her dream guy, but she lost her chance with him last year and now he's seeing someone else. Enter Colter, the handsome new guy in school who is definitely interested in her. It's just the thing Mel needs to get her mind off Dustin. Before Mel realizes it, she's spending almost every waking moment with Colter, even skipping volleyball practices and nights out with friends.

When Colter gives Mel a ring, alarm bells start ringing, and Mel worries that maybe they're moving too fast. But every time Mel tries to cool things down a bit, Colter latches on even tighter. Mel can't bring herself to leave him. But she is beginning to wonder what lengths Colter will go to if she does.

[Fry reading level - 3.7


Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2013

"Mel is a great protagonist. She is easy for a lot of kids to relate to because shes fairly smart, but is a slacker, isnt really sure what she wants to do with her life and feels under-appreciated at school and at home. She is strong and doesnt usually let people push her around. She is quite unusual and nuanced for a teen character. The story moves along at a fast pace. . . it is definitely an enjoyable read."Recommended.

- Kris Rothstein CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This novel deals with the dangers of manipulative teenage relationships." Rated G, good, even great at times!

- Patricia Jermey Resource Links

"The plot keeps the reader interested with constant twists... [SideStreets titles are recommended to supplement an already solid hi-lo collection."

- Sherrie Williams VOYA

BEVERLY SCUDAMORE is the author of several books for young readers. Ready to Play, Foul Play, Misconduct, and Ice Dreams are Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selections. Beverly and her family live in Sarnia, Ontario.

Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Trelawny on 9th August 2013 9:35AM

Extremely entertaining, I could not put the book down!

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403666
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403673
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 1st March 2013
ISBN: 9781459403680
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV014000, JUV039180, JUV039190
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18


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SideStreets Series

Edgy & realistic teen fiction

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Series features

  • Page-turning novels that engage reluctant readers
  • Presenting real-world issues in real ways
  • Award-winning, knowledgeable authors
  • Diverse characters and settings

"Sensitive and effective, these small, short books are explicitly aimed at reluctant readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The quality of writing is excellent, and this book should be in every junior and senior- high school library...highly recommended."
—Canadian Book Review Annual

Sidestreets are edgy, fast-paced novels, that combine real-world themes and believable characters to make for short heart-stopping books - sure to engage the most reluctant reader.