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  • Published: 29 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448196968
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

Love Hurts




Love against the odds from the very best teen writers, including Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak, Philip Pullman and Patrick Ness.

Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts - both brand-new and old favourites - about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak, Patrick Ness and Andrew Smith, and with a new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.

  • Pub date: 29 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448196968
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

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Praise for Love Hurts

“A gorgeously romantic treat of an anthology”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A beautiful collection of new and old stories that come together perfectly . . . the brand-new short stories are original and inventive . . . all about overcoming adversity and how nothing will stand in the way of true love”

Guardian Children's


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