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Read Me Like A Book

Written by Liz Kessler

Read Me Like A Book Synopsis

Ashleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It's enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents' marriage troubles. There's just one thing bothering her...Shouldn't it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher? A thought-provoking coming out story from a highly skilled author.

Read Me Like A Book Press Reviews

A groundbreaking emotional novel Honestly. I loved this story. The Bookbag Naturally, I would recommend this book to anybody who loves YA fiction, but especially to those between the ages of 15 and 18. Lesbot Coming out is part of her story, not her entire story -- a powerful message for teens who may view sexuality as the defining part of a person. Kessler's sensitivity and control over the plot is a thing of beauty ... a must-have on all LGBT lists School Librarian What I have always loved about her writing is her ability to connect emotionally with her characters and this really shines through here. Ashleigh is a flawed, real teenager on a wholly believable quest to explore her identity and sexuality. The Bookseller A warm, funny, engaging novel about friendship, family and following your heart. Sarah Waters, award-winning author of The Night Watch and Tipping the Velvet In this coming of age story with a twist, Liz Kessler bravely and honestly navigates the mind of a teen who is discovering her sexuality - and simultaneously learning to be true to herself. An important contribution to the YA literary canon and a welcome reminder that love is love, no matter what. Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Between The Lines After fifteen years, Read Me Like a Book is a celebration of how far we've come, and a reminder of how far we have yet to go. It's hilarious, sad, and, at times, an all too real story of first love that transcends sexuality without glossing over the struggles LGBT+ people face in today's world. Reece Wymer, So So Gay This really is a brilliant book and definitely one that all teenagers should read. If you know any child who is struggling with their sexuality, this book would be an ideal read for them. The YA genre welcomes this book gladly to its fold. This book shows that when you fall in love, gender doesn't really matter. Serendipity Reviews It is a delightful, well told story that will no doubt broaden horizons, inform and facilitate discussions. LGBT History Month

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780622095
Publication date: 12th May 2015
Author: Liz Kessler
Publisher: Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler studied English at Loughborough University, has worked as a teacher and a journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. Liz now lives in Cornwall. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter @lizkesslerbooks and like her on Facebook at For more about what this project means to Liz, read her blog at

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