The Way It Hurts

Disaster turns into complicated love in this young-adult romance.

By Patty Blount Read by Elizabeth Cottle and Nicholas Mondelli Coming of Age / Romance / Social Issues / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 10h 4m Sell Sheet
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							When Elijah is dragged to a high-school play in the next town, he can't take his eyes off Kristen, the star. But when his swooning face is captured on camera, along with an out-of-context sexual comment, his words go viral. Elijah sets out to apologize, and, surprisingly, she forgives him for his unthinking comment. They hit it off right away, and Kristen believes she's finally found a boy who understands her. But strangers online are threatening Elijah's special-needs sister, and Kristen's father wants Elijah gone. Can their relationship survive these difficulties?

"Blount writes authentically; both protagonists' voices are distinct. The author explores the rapidly consuming world of social media and how it affects relationships online and in real life. VERDICT A relevant read and must-have for all YA collections." - School Library Journal