Love Me Not: The Valentines Book 3

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

The Valentines are a glamorous showbiz family who seem to have it all: a lavish London mansion, designer clothing and endless invitations to exclusive parties. However, continuously living in the spotlight can take its toll, particularly when trying to come to terms with a family tragedy, the details of which are gradually revealed throughout this absorbing tale.

The eldest of the Valentine children is 17-year-old Mercy, a gifted actress but a cruel, sarcastic bully. She refuses to love anyone: not the gorgeous Finn, who is kind and patient; her tolerant siblings, who are beginning to tire of her torrid outbursts; and most of all, herself. As she hits the self-destruct button and her behaviour spirals out of control, Mercy rejects her family, friends and career, and risks losing everything.

This moving, multi-layered story thoughtfully explores teenage romance, sibling relationships, parental separation, addiction and bereavement. The first-person narrative enables readers to empathise with Mercy, and understand her complex emotions of anger, guilt, self-loathing and grief at the loss of a loved one.

Insightful, poignant and witty, this final instalment of a trilogy about the Valentine family can also be thoroughly enjoyed as a standalone novel.

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