The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
How Hard Can Love Be?
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Seventeen-year-old Amber hasn't seen her mother for two years, after she left the UK, her drinking problem and Amber for a new life in the US.
So when Amber gets the chance to spend the whole summer with her, helping out at a summer camp in California, she can't wait - even if it means leaving her best friends behind. But things don't quite work out as she imagined.
Then she meets Kyle, the all-American boy, who can't seriously be interested in her. Can he…?
Written with humour and warmth, Amber's story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love: embracing all its joy and pain, whether it be for family, friends or a gorgeous boy. A really satisfying page turner.