It's About Love

by Steven Camden

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June 2015 NewGen Book of the Month.

It’s About Love is a kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Two young people, from different sides of their town and with different backgrounds, meet studying film at college, and are instantly drawn to one another. It could almost be written in the stars: he’s Luke, she’s Leia. As they work on an idea for a film, each uses the script to explain their histories to each other and themselves. Just as with Romeo and Juliet, it’s a story of violence and revenge as well as love. References to films old and new are woven throughout the story, but Luke and Leia’s story belongs to them alone.  Skilfully and originally told, this tender, moving novel impresses as much as Camden’s previous novel, Tape. ~ Andrea Reece

 

Steven Camden will be appearing alongside Nick Lake at Hay Fever. Keeping it Real. Steven Camden is also known as Polarbear, one of the UK’s foremost Spoken Word artists. His debut YA novel, Tape, was one of the biggest debuts of 2014. He will talk about It’s About Love, his latest book, with Nick Lake, who is his editor as well as a brilliant and Printz Award-winning YA novelist himself with highly acclaimed novels such as the bold and brilliant In Darkness to his name. Nick’s latest book, There Will Be Lies, is out now.   Find out how they work together and if they ever steal each other’s ideas.  YA

Thursday 28th May 5.30pm, Starlight Stage

Find out more www.hayfestival.com/wales/hayfever

Andrea Reece

It's About Love Synopsis

Real life is messier than the movies. A bold, thought-provoking novel from the exceptionally talented, Steven Camden. He's Luke. She's Leia. Just like in Star Wars. Just like they're made for each other. Same film studies course, different backgrounds, different ends of town. Only this isn't a film. This is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge. This is where you are sometimes the monster. But real life? Sometimes, only sometimes, it turns out just like in the movies...maybe.

It's About Love Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Humaira Kauser - 'This book is about love. But not just about the boy-meets-girl-love. From separated parents, an older brother with a past to friends from childhood and films...I was hooked on this book from start to finish and it’s the reason why I stayed up late and didn’t do any homework.'
  • Destiny Maraj - 'It's About Love was an extraordinary novel...I would happily read a thousand more of Camden's books!!'
  • Jodi Coffman - 'This book was really exciting and had some unexpected parts.  I really recommend it.'
  • Delilah Acworth - 'It’s about Love was a thrilling love story amalgamated with the harshness of reality.  A book set for the bestseller list!'

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ISBN: 9780007511242
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007511242
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Steven Camden
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Steven Camden

Steven Camden is a leading spoken-word poet, performing as Polarbear. He also writes radio plays, teaches storytelling in schools, and was a lead artist for The Ministry of Stories. Tape is his first novel. When you read it, you will find this hard to believe.

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