He told me he loved me and I believed him.
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole -- a handsome, funny sports star who adores her -- she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate . . . someone who truly loves and understands her.
At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her close friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, and increasingly violent threats.
As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose -- between her "true love" and herself.
About the Author
Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her husband and three children. Her debut novel, Hate List , received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA Perfect Ten, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
* "Brown demonstrates an expert ability to handle difficult subject matter....entirely authentic. The book's power--and its value--comes from the honest portrayal of characters who simply can't figure out how to bring an ugly, evident truth to light." [Publishers Weekly, starred review]* "Brown's writing flows smoothly and naturally...will linger on readers' minds long after the story is completed." [VOYA, starred review]"Brown tackles another taboo but much-discussed topic with authority and authenticity....readers will be enthralled." [Kirkus Reviews]"Brown creates multifaceted characters as well as realistic, insightful descriptions of Alex's emotions....A tough but important addition to the YA romance shelves." [Booklist]* "Brown demonstrates an expert ability to handle difficult subject matter....entirely authentic. The book's power--and its value--comes from the honest portrayal of characters who simply can't figure out how to bring an ugly, evident truth to light." [Publishers Weekly, starred review]
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 15th May 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.2 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.318
Edition Number: 1