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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight


SMITH, Jennifer E.

Level 1

FAMILY | ROMANCE

This is a conventional coming-of-age love story, but with realistic dialogues, especially on the plane where Hadley and Oliver start getting to know each other. Plus the story gives you an insight into how people can fall in love at first sight.
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The Fault in our Stars


GREEN, John

Level 1

DEATH | FRIENDSHIP | ROMANCE

Green's novel is funny and sad at the same time, and his approach to cancer is unsentimental. He doesn't romanticise his version of Romeo and Juliet, but tries to authentically show how two doomed teenagers try to live their numbered days as if they had all the time in the world.
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Delirium


OLIVER, Lauren

Level 1

DYSTOPIA | ROMANCE | SUSPENSE

This is a fast-paced dystopian tale with an interesting concept, and Oliver knows how to keep up the suspense, making you yearn for the next book in the trilogy. Lena has a powerful voice which develops as the book progresses.

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Life: an Exploded Diagram


PEET, Mal

Level 1

GROWING UP | POLITICS | ROMANCE

Peet writes a moving and clever novel, and his clear, crisp way of telling a (rather long) story makes this version of Romeo and Juliet truly come alive. At the same time, the Cuban Missile Crisis is presented in a gripping way.

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Love Lessons


WILSON, Jacqueline

Level 1

FAMILY | OUTSIDERS | ROMANCE | SCHOOL

Wilsonís heroines are not run-of-the mill stock characters, but determined and slightly weird, and they often find themselves in trouble but somehow manage to extricate themselves. Because, after all, life has to go on. In many of her books, Wilson elegantly combines humour and personal tragedy, and this novel is no exception. It is expertly illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

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