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Young Adult Fiction Contemporary

Counting Scars

by (author) Melinda Anne Di Lorenzo

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2022
Category
Contemporary, Crime, Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
12 to 18
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459833555
    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459833579
    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price
    $0.99

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Description

When sixteen-year-old Adele Reimer is forced to spend two weeks at a youth reform camp, she has no idea it will lead to a complicated and dangerous love triangle.

With her mother in rehab and her estranged father unable to take immediate custody, Adele's only goal at the camp is to avoid any trouble. But then Adele meets mysterious Fergus and charming Andy and soon finds herself pulled into a dangerous situation that might end up costing her life. Can Adele both listen to her heart and trust her instincts?

About the author

Melinda Di Lorenzo has been writing professionally for more than a decade. In 2013 she won Harlequin's annual So You Think You Can Write contest, which came with a publishing contract and launched her successfully into the romance world. With a BA in English from Simon Fraser University and a passion for classic love stories that feature strong (albeit sometimes problematic) female leads battling the constraints of society, such as Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, Melinda infuses her books with flawed characters in real, relatable situations. Bullied as a teen, Melinda sought refuge in books. She now wants to bring that refuge to others, and she draws on her experience as the parent of three teens to craft stories that reflect modern struggles without turning those struggles into stereotypes. She also supports young writers and makes an annual creative writing scholarship donation to École Salish Secondary. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, JLG Gold Standard Selection

Editorial Reviews

“An engaging, focused romantic thriller that will pull in reluctant readers.”

Kirkus Reviews