Love Lessons

Love Lessons

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Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. Forced to wear Mum's odd hand-made garments and forbidden from reading teenage magazines, they know they're very different to 'normal' girls - but when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom.

Sent to a real school for the first time, Prue struggles to fit in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly, young - and handsome - art teacher, Rax. They quickly bond, and Prue feels more and more drawn to him. As her feelings grow stronger, she begins to realise that he might feel the same way about her. But nothing could ever happen between them - could it?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • B+W chapter heads t/o
  • 0552553522
  • 9780552553520
  • 57,909

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‘He’s a teacher, he’s years and years too old for you.’
Prue is fourteen years old, and has always been educated her at home by her controlling father. Then he ends up in hospital and she is sent to school for the very first time.
But starting school as a teenager is not easy, and Prue struggles to fit in. The only person who takes her seriously is her good-looking young art teacher, Rax. When she starts babysitting for his children, Prue finds herself longing for the ten minutes they spend alone together as he drives her home. Prue realises she is falling in love. Might Rax have feelings for her too . . . ?
‘A brilliant writer’ The Times
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"Sensitive and insightful story . . . Demonstrates perfectly why this author is adored by her legions of fans"
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"Jacqueline Wilson at her very best" * Publishing News * "Sensitive and insightful story . . . Demonstrates perfectly why this author is adored by her legions of fans" * The Bookseller * "Deserves three cheers . . . The most richly enjoyable Wilson novel for years" * The Times * "The queen of difficult subjects, Jacqueline handles this one with wit and sensitivity. Her best ever" * Mizz *
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About Jacqueline Wilson

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES. 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER.
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Rating details

4,454 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,146)
4 30% (1,323)
3 29% (1,301)
2 11% (469)
1 5% (215)

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I really loved this book! it broke my heart and made me laugh so hard. I was so excited when Rax liked her back, and I could pretty much feel all of her emotions. It was complex, but you could sorta chose to either read in btween the linesor just the simple story, as both were fantastic. it was one of those storys that kept me thinking about it for days, even trying to find fanfics and youtube vids about it. Possibly in my top five books EVER. you should definatly read this book. more
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