Hurt

Hurt

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At seventeen, Matheo Walsh is Britain's most promising diving champion. He is wealthy, popular - and there's Lola, the girlfriend of his dreams. But then there was that weekend. A weekend he cannot bring himself to remember. All he knows is that what happened has changed him. Matheo is faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola for ever ...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 145 x 220 x 36mm | 556g
  • Bodley Head Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1782300201
  • 9781782300205
  • 273,672

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He takes a step forward, losing his breath in the ransacked room.
Fear, like a pinball, bounces against his heart, his head, his throat, until finally settling in his gut, hard and cold. His chest churns with unspecified, wretched thoughts. He wants to hurt someone for all the hurt he is feeling right now . . . What the hell happened?

At seventeen, Mathéo Walsh is Britain's most promising diving champion. He is wealthy, popular - and there's Lola, girlfriend of his dreams.

But then there was that weekend. A weekend he cannot bring himself to remember. All he knows is that what happened then has changed him for ever.
Mathéo is faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola completely . . .
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"I was blown away by the emotion in Tabitha Suzuma’s writing."
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"it was better than I ever thought it could be! I will definitely be recommending this to friends!" Young reviewer on Guardian Children's Books "Hurt is a emotionally draining rollercoaster with amazing characters, shocking revelations, a beautiful love story and a phenomenal and heart-stopping ending ... a thrilling masterpiece that will leave you breathless." The Reader Lines blog "This book is so intense it almost hurts to read ... It has a genuine feel of Sylvia Plath's mental health classic The Bell Jar." Jill Murphy, The Bookbag "I was blown away by the emotion in Tabitha Suzuma's writing." So Many Books, So Little Time "A turbulent and affecting read that will linger long in the minds and imaginations of readers." Jake Hope, Droplets of Ink
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About Tabitha Suzuma

Tabitha Suzuma was born in 1975 and lives in London. She has always loved writing and would regularly get into trouble at the French Lycee for writing stories instead of listening in class. She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring. Her first novel, A Note of Madness, was published to great critical acclaim.
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1,772 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 33% (583)
4 30% (531)
3 24% (418)
2 10% (179)
1 3% (61)
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