Love is the Answer by Ben Craib
Publishes 15th July 2021
Scarlett’s lost a lot. Her mother, dead from cancer. Her friends, who have no idea what to say. And now her Dad, who has found someone new. Then, on a park bench on a cold and windy evening, she discovers Hayden.
Hayden is the life and soul. He makes her laugh and he sees her pain. She dives into his life – heaving parties, sweaty raves … and worse. The only thing that matters now is him and her: but all is not as it seems. Scarlett embarks on a long and difficult emotional journey …
“A beautifully written and thoroughly engaging story of a 17-year-old negotiating the minefields of growing up in today’s world.” Andrew Norriss
“Ben Craib is a merciless inquisitor of the sweet and not-so-sweet agonies of passion and first love.” John McNally
“Ben Craib has a talent to grip his readers with excitement and anticipation. Scarlett is a very relatable teenage character whose sorrow is matched only by her love. She quickly realises her mistakes and must try her hardest to escape. A great read – would recommend to a teenage reader looking for a gritty read. ” Lotty Dawson (aged 16)
“Offering its readers a rollercoaster of emotions, Love is the Answer delves into the excitement and dangers of young love. Scarlett’s story is gripping; I was so invested, I read the whole book in one sitting!” Abbie Wright